How We Work With You

We forge partnerships with producer organisations, businesses and development agencies to design and deliver tailor-made value chain services that meet both producer needs and market demand. Specialising in farm to fork value chain facilitation, we pool the skills, knowledge and resources of all actors to strengthen value chains and support smallholder farmers.

Current Projects

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...

Sainsbury's and Finlays coffee partnership

Despite ideal growing conditions for premium-grade Arabica coffee, some origins cannot access valuable mainstream and speciality markets due to their low profile. Selling to such m...

Saving water with M&S and Matthew Algie in Peru

Rainfall in the Peruvian Andes is becoming increasingly erratic, putting future coffee production at risk from heat and water stress and increased pests and diseases. Such water st...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Gender Justice for Stronger 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 ...

Coffee innovation in the African Great Lakes

Many cooperatives in East Africa enjoy ideal conditions for cultivating quality coffee, but face challenges relating to infrastructure, management, and sustainability. To support ...

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 ...

SCAA Sustainability Award 2014 for DR Congo project

Twin wins Specialty Coffee Association of America Sustainability Award 2014 for Sainsbur's & Finlays project in the DRC

ANNUAL REPORT 2013-14

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