How We Work With You

Twin’s projects form an integral part of our Theory of Change approach to building robust producer organisations.  Twin seeks to connect actors across the supply chain, working with funding from institutions as well as engaging buyers in investing to strengthen their supply chains and build strong relationships based on shared understanding of quality and the markets with producers.

When designing projects, we take an holistic approach, considering all six of our pillars of development as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL): Our Approach

Current Projects

MAANDA - Gender Justice for Coffee Co-ops in East Africa

Although women provide up to 70% of the labour in East African coffee production, their work often goes unrecognised and unfairly rewarded. East African cooperatives also struggle ...

Trademark East Africa - Strengthening Good Practices

Trade and Markets East Africa (TMEA) works on supporting the growth of trade in the region, focusing on ensuring trade results in tangible gains for east Africans. TMEA has chosen ...

Supporting Coffee Business in Tanzania

  Farmer organisations in Tanzania face a series of interrelated challenges, from climate change to lack of investment. Young people particularly are discouraged from cultivating c...

Joint Marketing Initiative for Speciality Coffee

In recent years, the coffee market has seen a dramatic shift towards speciality coffee, with growing interest from consumers in coffee origin, traceability and ethical labels. This...

Focusing on Coffee Grown by Women in DRC

In Eastern DRC women are mainly responsible for agricultural labour in coffee fields. They not only deliver most of the work, but are also widely responsible for key tasks related...

Pret A Manger coffee education project in Peru

An intergenerational skills gap is emerging in Latin America's coffee sector due to underinvestment in training and education for the next generation of farmers. Talented young peo...

Saving water with M&S and Matthew Algie in Peru

In 2015, following a 2 year successful climate change adaptation pilot project in San Juan del Oro funded by Matthew Algie and M&S (Plan A) on improved water management and water c...

Eat Fair project with Peros and Compass

Improved Livelihoods for Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Gumutindo, Eastern Uganda Gumutindo farmers produce Arabica coffee on steep slopes, with agricultural practices that put str...

Divine Chocolate Cocoa Partnership

Following the liberalisation of Ghana’s cocoa market in the 1990s, Twin worked with a group of visionary farmers to help set up the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative. After just four years, ...

Liberation Foods nut value chain partnership

In 2003, Twin brought together a global network of nut producers to increase smallholder market access by developing the first ever Fairtrade standards for nuts. Fairtrade helped t...

Matthew Algie & Sainsbury’s sustainability partnership

Mount Elgon is one of Uganda's most important coffee growing regions, producing some of the country's finest Arabica coffee. Due to climate change associated temperature increases ...

Managing cocoa market risk in West Africa

Following the recent withdrawal from price stabilisation programmes in West African countries, cocoa farmers have become increasingly exposed to the risks associated with volatile...

Market access and food safety in Malawi nut chains

In the 1960s, sub-Saharan Africa was responsible for 90% of global peanut exports (referred to as groundnuts in Africa). Today, this figure has fallen to less than 5%, largely due ...

Climate Adaptation and Sustainability marketing

Nicaragua is particularly vulnerable to climate change, and its chief export crop coffee is also highly sensitive to changes in the weather. Climate change related issues, such as...

Quality washed coffee in Uganda with Rabobank

Arabica coffee farmers in western Uganda lose an estimated US $16 million a year because their high-grown coffee is not washed, and miss out on a further US $16 million a year as ...

Improved Climate Resilience of Small Producer Coffee Organisation

The project aims at strengthening the extension service and lead farmers adaptive capacity in Bukonzo Joint Cooperative in Uganda. Climate resilience involves taking decisions bas...

Twin appoints new Managing Director

Twin is delighted to announce that the board of trustees has appointed Richard Anstead as our new Managing Director. For the last 11 years Richard has worked for the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK and...

ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15

Find out more about Twin's projects and trading activities over the last year