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.
The women behind Mishky Cacao decided to create a safer future for their families and community – transitioning from coca to cocoa production and generating new value by manufacturing chocolate locally.
Belinda Saldaña grows cocoa as a legacy for her children and grandchildren. Her cocoa production nearly doubled after she adopted pruning and fertilization methods promoted by TechnoServe.
A group of enterprising women from the Peruvian Amazon are turning the region's cocoa into high-quality products lauded by the global chocolate industry.
As demand for cocoa outpaces supply, smallholder farmers hold the key to ensuring a sweet and sustainable future for chocolate.
Most of the world's cocoa comes from West Africa, grown on small family farms by people like Ama Nyame.