In Case You Missed It: March 2014 Edition

March 31, 2014

Catch up on the latest in business solutions to poverty with our March roundup.

March is coming to an end, which means we have a new “In Case You Missed It” recap on what happened this month in business solutions to poverty.

Women make up 43 percent of all smallholder farmers and produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in most developing countries, but a huge gender gap still exists. Learn how we can improve opportunities for women farmers in Africa in a joint report from ONE and the World Bank.

On International Women’s Day, we celebrated the vital role of women as agents of development.

Women smallholder farmers are on the front line of climate change, and play a vital role in improving the lives of their families and communities.

In Ethiopia, small-scale staple crop farmers are benefiting from our partnership with the World Food Program's Purchase for Progress initiative.

As drought creates large food shortages, the importance of crop diversity is being stressed to achieve long term food security and maintain political stability in places like East Africa.

Project Nurture is seeding rural empowerment across Kenya and Uganda. Meet Mama Njeri, one of the program participants, and learn how Coca-Cola is helping women entrepreneurs like her across the world.

President Bill Clinton recently visited the Haiti Coffee Academy, where TechnoServe has helped build a nursery and has been working with the Clinton Foundation, La Colombe, and other partners as part of an effort to revitalize the Haitian coffee industry.

Over half of the population in Africa is under the age of 25. Giving youth the opportunity to enter the agricultural sector can revitalize the industry and lead a wave of economic growth on a local and regional scale.

We believe that family farmers hold the key to sustainably reducing poverty. Meet Joska Aweko and learn why.