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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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 is Collaborative Trade?

Yellow Seed’s website emerged as a platform for Collaborative Trade. We make people, products and resources visible so trade can happen with greater transparency and ease.   Collaborative Trade is fundamentally about people, uniting individuals working in production, logistics and markets, by providing opportunities for each person to help create systems that work better for everyone involved. Collaborative Trade […]

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Our Markets Today: Cacao

Juana knows firsthand the ways that current markets don’t serve farmers or buyers well. The fact that she is an award-winning native cacao farmer in Peru doesn’t mean that buyers can find her or that her traditional methods produce enough yield to meet minimum shipping requirements. Juana’s only option is to sell her precious beans for below-market […]

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