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Model Boats from Around the World By Ted Weihe
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Since the 1970s, I have collected 38 model boats from 16 countries. Each model boat has a unique story of its own. Except for one, all of the models are sailboats, rowboats or non-motorized boats. ... More > They are not commercially available, but acquired while I was traveling abroad or on vacation. These models are works of art with exacting details; some are antiques with wonderful patinas and have not been restored. Several date before the 1900s. In many cases, they were built by exceptional model makers, former fishermen or artisans. The photos try to convey their beauty.< Less
Saving Fine Chocolate: Equity, Productivity and Quality in Cocoa Co-ops By Ted Weihe
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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
Saving Fine Chocolate: Equity, Productivity and Quality in Cocoa Co-ops By Ted Weihe
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The future of fine chocolate depends on strengthening cocoa cooperatives in Latin America where the bulk of Fairtrade, organic & unique flavor profiles originate. These small farmer cocoa co-ops... More > 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. Those who loves dark fine chocolates should read this book.< Less
Saving Fine Chocolate By Ted Weihe
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Saving Fine Chocolate makes the case that cocoa cooperatives are critical to meeting increasing consumer preferences for Fair Trade, organic and unique favors from countries of origin in Latin... More > America. Unfortunately, the Chocolate Industry and donors do not understand the underlying financial structure of cooperatives in which members must financially contribute equity through delivery of product that is placed in member accounts so that the co-op has capital to grow and provide services and better incomes to its members. Only financially strong cooperatives are able to support productivity programs, such as model farms and field training, and quality improvements such as flavor labs and tasting panels to achieve quality premiums. Plantations or investor-based alternatives are not possible because of land tenure and poor returns since cocoa is grown in remote and sometimes dangerous areas. This innovative approach to co-op equity, productivity and quality was led by Equal Exchange and TCHO Chocolates.< Less
Chocolate & Cooperative Equity: Reforming Small Farmer Co-ops So They Can Prosper By Ted Weihe
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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
Falling in Love with MC Scows & Racing Tips I Need to Learn By Ted Weihe
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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