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Re-thinking Re-programming Land-use

Land-banking to promote equitable ownership opportunities and sustainable polycultures

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With #openstormSF we brainstormed inspirations that relate to responsible and equitable agricultural land-use. Focused primarily on coffee as the dominant monoculture, we asked what opportunities may exist for realigning under-yielding coffee plantations towards more resilient and diversified polycultures...

- Acumen Fund and Grameen Foundation Invest in Agricultural Microfinance Company Juhudi Kilimo Company Limited

- Evaluate market for coffee in local communities

- Oceanspray “Craisins” One man’s waste is another man’s treasure... discovering viable solutions for waste or surplus byproducts.

- Explore how TCHO Chocolate provides transparency between consumers and farmers

- Landbanking/Land Consolidation: evaluate examples of landbanking as an instrument for empowering communities and promoting sustainable agricultural practices

- Study Economics Intelligence Unit (EIU) country report to understand the relationship of coffee production to other commodities both imported & exported.

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Great stuff guys! Sounds like it was a really productive session – and we're looking forward to you joining in on the Concepting phase which launches tomorrow.