Coffee Smart: A 5-Step Guide to DIY Composting

The typical smallholder coffee grower in Ethiopia cares for some 700 coffee trees, each one dotted with beautiful red cherries. Beautiful as they are, the sad fact is 700 trees are not enough to feed a smallholder and his family. We created our Call the Farmer program to help approximately 100 farmers farmer better, earn

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Meet our smallholder: Zerihun

The very short stories of the smallholder farmers growing your premium FairChain beans. Meet Zerihun. Name: Zerihun Zewdie Location:  Tega Size of property: 1,5 hectares Remarks: son of Mr. Zewde Shimbi Zerihun is one of our smallholders in Tega, Ethiopia. He is 33 years old, married with one 1 small child. He owns 1,5 hectares of land.

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Back 2 School: 105 Smallholders Embrace FairChain Training

This weekend Moyee officially kicked off our ‘Call the Farmer’ smallholder training program at Tega & Tula, our partner plantation in Ethiopia. The program was created specifically for a select group of FairChain smallholders in Kaffa. Using knowledge and expertise from leading scientific minds at Wageningen University (Holland) and Jimma University (Ethiopia), the program offers these

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Living Income for Dummies: Part I

This is the first of a series of posts about Living Income. The name ‘Living Income’ may sound boring, but it’s really the basis of what every ambitious social entrepreneur/company is looking to boost when they touch ground in developing countries. For a company like Moyee then (which checks all those boxes), boosting Living Income is

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Meet our smallholder: Terefe

The very short stories of the smallholder farmers growing your premium FairChain beans. Meet Terefe. Name: Terefe Adego Location:  Tega Size of property: 0,75 hectares Community role:  head of the Gabriel church Terefe is a central figure in the Tega community. Not only does he head up the town church, but he also teaches the local youth. For a man

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Abayneh: Master of the Coffee Universe

Abayneh is the last of the ‘4 A’s’ that accompanied us up into the Ethiopian highlands to help us help our FairChain farmers optimise the use of their lands. Like the other ‘A’s, Abayneh is a top student at Jimma University where he specialises in the breeding and genetics of coffee plant seedlings. How’s that

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This is Altaye: Plant Doctor Extraordinaire!

Altaye is another one of our promising young collaborators from Jimma University. Because all four students travelling with us through Kaffa have names that begin with the letter ‘A’, we simply referred to them as our  ‘4 A’s’. Back to Altaye. As a plant pathologic, he was the only real doctor on our recent field

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