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Falling in Love with MC Scows & Racing Tips I Need to Learn
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Falling in Love with the MC Scow is a primer on racing the MC from a new comer to the class with a lifetime of sailing experience. Much of information is based on Zenda U. on-the-water training by... More > the Melges Team and by MC champions. It is infused with personal recollections by the author< Less
Chocolate & Cooperative Equity: Reforming Small Farmer Co-ops So They Can Prosper
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This e-book is based on a cooperative development project with cocoa co-ops in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Peru to develop member equity plans in which members invest and finance their... More > co-ops. With 90% of chocolate originating from small farmer co-ops, it is essential to make them self-sustaining group enterprises in order to meet growing demand for chocolate as well as increased productivity and quality. Unfortunately, basic co-op financial structures, successful in developed countries, have been misapplied to co-ops in developing countries. Written by international cooperative experts (each with over 30 years experience in co-op development), this e-book is intended to educate Fair Trade advocates, donors, development organizations and the Chocolate Industry on understanding and supporting the financial underpinning of cocoa co-ops which is member equity.< Less
Saving Fine Chocolate: Equity, Productivity and Quality in Cocoa Co-ops
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The future of fine chocolate depends on strengthening cocoa cooperatives in Latin America where the bulk of Fair Trade, organic & unique flavor profiles originate. These small farmer cocoa... More > co-ops need to implement member investment plans (known as member equity), develop model farms & training for rapid productivity gains & adopt innovative quality methodologies to meet this rapidly growing consumer demand. The book explains what a co-op is and is not and its role in economic and social development. Development organizations, chocolate industry and Fair Trade advocates should better understand co-ops as group-based businesses that can lift small cocoa farmers out of poverty. Successful programs are presented on member equity, innovative farmer training & post-harvest processing, and bottom-up quality methodologies with new tools and approaches that cocoa co-ops can adopt. Anyone who loves dark fine chocolates should read this book.< Less
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