It’s official, the Fijian cacao industry is alive again

Arif Khan’s story is a great example of how cross-industry collaboration can lead to greater success for everyone — higher quality beans and long-term business for small-scale farmers. When you imagine the tropical, volcanic archipelago of Fiji, you probably think of kava, not cacao. Just a short thirty years ago, however, the Fiji Islands were a haven […]

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Change Accelerator: Session 6

Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change in the following areas: (1) Collaborative Trade, (2) Living […]

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Change Accelerator: Session 4

Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The Change Accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change in the following areas: (1) Collaborative Trade, (2) […]

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Remembering the Spirit of “Miss Cacao”

This winter Yellow Seed hosted a 3 month Change Accelerator on Collaborative Trade, allowing over 50 organizations to participate in designing change for a more transparent and equitable trade system.  Ideas and wisdom surfaced to create a collective view of the system we want to change and a greater sense of possibility.  The experience also underlined […]

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Change Accelerator: Session 3

Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change in the following areas: (1) Collaborative Trade, (2) […]

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Change Accelerator: Session 2

Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change in the following areas: (1) Collaborative Trade, (2) […]

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Change Accelerator: Session 1

From the Ground Up Change Accelerator: Collaborative Trade   Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change […]

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Change Accelerator Intro

The From the Ground Up Change Accelerator The Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” (FtGU) is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic working groups, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic […]

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What Buyers Are Saying

Yellow Seed is fueled by your input.  Below are our favorite quotes* of the year from cacao buyers and chocolate makers captured in Yellow Seed interviews and our website feedback forms. This snapshot provides a glimmer of the challenges and excitement in the growing craft economy.   BEST QUOTES OF 2015 *** “There are a […]

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