Blog

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.

Dec
16
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Better Coffee Harvest in Nicaragua

It's coffee harvest season in Nicaragua, and agronomic training is helping farmers like Juana Sanchez rebound after an outbreak of leaf rust that has devastated coffee farms throughout the region.

Apr
07
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Access to Finance for Central American Coffee Farmers

A new TechnoServe study points to a lack of financing options for smallholder coffee farmers in Central America, where a total of $1.5 billion is needed to replant farms that have been devastated by coffee leaf rust.

Feb
21
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Sep
16
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Photo of the Week: A Familiar Fruit

Farm workers in El Salvador sort through crates of jocote, a fruit native to Central America. A TechnoServe program assisted jocote farmers and other producers of native products to sell to the Salvadoran migrant community in the United States.

Jul
01
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Photo of the Week: A Fresh Roast

Reina Flores roasts a batch of coffee beans at the BEXCAFE cooperative in El Salvador. TechnoServe helped the members of BEXCAFE grow higher-quality coffee and increase their productivity, improvements that led to new jobs for the community and higher incomes for farmers.