Projects and Partnerships

Current Projects

Comic Relief MAANDA - supporting coffee partners 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 - supporting Rwandan and Burundian coops

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...

Comic Relief & Hivos - Gender Equality & Youth in Vuasu, 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 with African coffee partners

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...

Adam Smith International - 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 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...

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...

Previous Projects

M&S with Matthew Algie - Climate Resilient Value Chain 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...

Providing Quality Support with Mozzo Coffee

The collaboration between Twin and Mozzo Coffee is motivated by the same aspiration to practically and productively support coffee farming communities, more precisely in the Democ...

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 ...

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Our second year in Tanzania