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TechnoServe's blog highlights the lessons and successes from our work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

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From the Field: Improving Industries in Mozambique

A farm can change lives at a household level. A business can improve a community. But having a real impact on the lives of significant numbers of families requires change at the industry level.

Jul
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Photo of the Week: Cashews Spark Development in Côte d’Ivoire

Workers at the Agri-Business Company cashew factory in Touba, Côte d'Ivoire, shell cashew nuts. TechnoServe provides technical assistance to the factory as part of the African Cashew Initiative (ACi), which aims to help 150,000 small-scale farmers generate an additional $15 million in income each year.

Sep
09
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Photo of the Week: Cashews Bring Prosperity to Mozambican Communities

Lucas Domingo shells cashew nuts at the Condor cashew factory near the city of Nampula in northern Mozambique. The country was once the world’s leading cashew nut producer, until civil war and poor policy decisions destroyed the industry. Today, Mozambique’s revitalized cashew industry is bringing newfound prosperity to rural communities.

Apr
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Video: Peek Inside a Cashew Processing Factory

Nile Sprague, a photographer who has captured many excellent images of TechnoServe’s work, recently visited some of our programs in Côte d’Ivoire, where he got a glimpse of what it takes to process a cashew.