Photo of the Week: Bananas Bring Hope in Uganda

August 26, 2011

For Ugandan children like these, the plantain-like banana called matooke could be the key to a brighter future. With funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation, TechnoServe has helped more than 26,000 farming families improve the quality and quantity of their bananas and connect to higher-paying markets.

For Ugandan children like these, the plantain-like banana called matooke could be the key to a brighter future. With funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation, TechnoServe has helped more than 26,000 farming families improve the quality and quantity of their bananas and connect to higher-paying markets.

As a result, farmers like Specioza Kakweezi have been able to turn their farms into businesses. With her higher income, Specioza has built a new home and is better able to send her grandchildren to school and provide them with a healthy diet.

Learn more about our work with matooke farmers in Uganda.

 

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