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.

May
11
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Growing Prosperity in a Greenhouse

As more young people in rural East Africa turn to agriculture for their livelihood, visionaries like Samson Makenda are modernizing their farming operations for a more prosperous future.

Mar
19
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Female Workforces Can Revolutionize Latin American Business. Here’s How.

In an article for the World Economic Forum, TechnoServe's Program Director for Central America Entrepreneurship discusses ways to engage entrepreneurs in practices that not only benefit women workeres and suppliers, but help solve some of the most common issues facing small and medium businesses.

Mar
12
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How Young Women can Find Opportunities in African Agriculture

Closing the gender gap is essential to economic growth in Africa, where women generally have less access to education, training, financial services, and assets than men do. Dace Mahanay, TechnoServe's Regional Director for the STRYDE program, discusses keys to supporting young women's business success.

Feb
02
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Smart Fixes for Smart Shops: Transforming Communities through Micro-retailers

Mom and pop shops are the economic – and often social – backbone of Nairobi, especially in the city’s informal settlements. Store owners like Cosmas are learning simple business fixes that can help their stores, and the communities they serve, to thrive.

Jan
10
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Clean Water from the Classroom, for the Community

While teaching TechnoServe’s entrepreneurship curriculum in their classrooms, two teachers put the lessons in action, launching a local water purification project with their students.