SAFE and the future of sustainable coffee

SAFE and the future of sustainable coffee

It has been two and a half years now since the MIF first sat at the table with Starbucks, Keurig Green Mountain and Farmers Brothers to discuss the future of coffee in Latin America. Back in November of 2014, when the MIF convened a meeting with these key global players in the coffee industry, it wanted to get feedback and strategic advice on how to move forward with more critical programs that would support small coffee farmers and their cooperatives. The conversation ended up being a much more robust discussion on how to leverage each other’s strengths and resources to create a platform that would implement region wide coffee initiatives, to achieve high levels of scale and impact.
jueves, 20 de abril de 2017/Author: Alejandro Escobar A./Number of views (4318)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sistema silvopastoril ayudando a productores de leche en Caquetá

Sistema silvopastoril ayudando a productores de leche en Caquetá

A través del proyecto “Reconversión ganadera para la sostenibilidad de los productores de leche”, ejecutado por Nestlé y apoyado por el FOMIN, se ha logrado la implementación de un Plan de Fomento Lechero que está permitiendo transformar el modelo de ganadería extensiva en el Departamento de Caquetá, Colombia por un modelo más amigable con el medo ambiente. Es el llamado “sistema silvopastoril” que combina pastos con árboles y arbustos en el manejo del ganado y permite poner un límite a la frontera agrícola.
martes, 18 de abril de 2017/Author: Martha Lucía Muñoz/Number of views (4089)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sustainability: the recipe for success for Sembrador’s VC agro investments

Sustainability: the recipe for success for Sembrador’s VC agro investments

Sembrador (“sower/planter” in English) is Chile’s first Venture Capital (VC) Fund Manager targeting investments solely in the agricultural sector.  To date, Sembrador has raised nearly US$ 80M for three funds, of which two the MIF is an investor (Agrodesarrollo and Victus). 
lunes, 17 de abril de 2017/Author: Matthew Talvacchia/Number of views (4185)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Measure What You Value, Don’t Just Value What You Can Measure

Measure What You Value, Don’t Just Value What You Can Measure

At the 3rd annual 2017 Winter Innovation Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, from January 25–27, I had the opportunity to interact with many of the leading thinkers, policymakers, funders, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and academics from around the globe. Key themes included social impact investment, the role of data and evidence, communications, public-private partnerships, impact measurement, and research-based best practices in social services. 
martes, 21 de febrero de 2017/Author: David Bloomgarden/Number of views (5792)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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"La pesca hace parte de mí"

"La pesca hace parte de mí"

“Soy pescador de nacimiento. Desde muy pequeño y con la ayuda de un tío que ya falleció, fui adquiriendo el conocimiento y la habilidad de la pesca. Aprendí empíricamente”, comenta Edgardo Ramos Ocon, oriundo de Rincón del Mar, un pequeño municipio ubicado en San Onofre, departamento de Sucre, Colombia. 
viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017/Author: Guest/Number of views (3530)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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