Photo of the Week: Spreading the Benefits from Cocoa
November 09, 2012
Together with agricultural firm Wienco Ghana Limited, TechnoServe is working with smallholder farmers to improve their productivity and increase their incomes.
Mary Addo spreads cocoa beans on a drying rack in the village of Akyem Takyiman in eastern Ghana. Together with agricultural firm Wienco Ghana Limited, TechnoServe is working with smallholder farmers like Mary to improve their productivity and increase their incomes. Through the Cocoa Abrabopa Association, we are training farmers in good agricultural practices and business skills while also helping them access critical supplies on credit. The association aims to reach more than 40,000 farming families.
Learn more about this work in our 2011 Annual Report.
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