Category Archives: Latest News

Farmer Radio in Tanzania

Cristina Talens from the LYF in the UK and Jasmine Bakula, our fabulous radio presenter from the DRC travelled to Rungwe to record the first radio programmes of Chai Ni Mali – the latest LYF Farmer Radio venture

LYF Youth Enterprise expanding in to Manchester

We are Looking for a new Chairperson

Small Charity seeking new Chairperson

The Entrepreneur Combating Climate Change one Cup at a Time

The LYF’s Cristina Talens is the founder of Source Climate Change Coffee; In this interview, she explains what inspired her to set up Source, her encounter with Bill Clinton and her passion for sustainable agriculture.

LYF and Ringtons Tea Partner with Tanzania Producers

In March 2014,LYF Project Manager Cristina Talens, Joseph Macharia and Ringtons’ Responsible Sourcing Manager spent a week in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, working with staff from the Wakulima Tea Company (WATCO) and the RSTGA, to set up a Smallholder Support Network radio-extension programme.

New Tea Blend, Reviving Cross-Cultural Dialogue

Victorian Muslim convert tea merchant inspires LYF to launch new tea supporting cross-cultural dialogue

Trustee Profile – Julie Harrington

Our Trustee, Julie Harrington, joined the LYF after spending several months supporting us through the Small Charities Coalition Skills Sharing Programme. Here is an extract of an interview with Julie by the SCC.

First Climate Change Coffee to Protect World’s Forests

After a decade of working with small producers on climate related projects, our very own Cristina Talens – LYF International Programmes Manager, has now launched the World’s first climate-change gourmet coffee.

New Smallholder Support Network Leaflet

The LYF’s smallholder Support Network is now in its 4th year and is continuing to make an impact for African farmers…..

Can Social Media Help Kenyan Youth in to Farming?

Joseph Macharia (project manager with the LYF in Kenya) explains his innovative approach to motivating young people in Kenya to work in agriculture.