Our Programme Manager Cristina Talens is working with the Oromia Coffee Farmer Cooperative in Ethiopia this week and has just spent the morning helping them to get set up with Skype. They can now have much better dialogue with buyers in the north, including video conferencing – and it’s free (apart from the headset and webcam we bought them). It is the little things like this that make a real difference to smallholders. That’s empowerment.
LYF empowering Ethiopian Coffee Co-op with better communication
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