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.

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Nov
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A Growing Lifeline: Mobile Technologies in Agricultural Development

Smallholder farmers in the developing world face considerable challenges that keep many of them locked in poverty. Mobile technologies have the potential to transform the rural economy facing impoverished small farmers.

Nov
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Photo of the Week: A Young Kenyan Woman’s Beautiful Future

Cecilia Natike, 25, is the proud owner of a beauty salon in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. She opened her business in 2009 after participating in TechnoServe’s Young Entrepreneurs program, which equips adolescent girls in Nairobi's slums with the entrepreneurship skills and support they need to build successful businesses and transform their lives.

Sep
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TechnoServe and FrontlineSMS Use Mobile Technology to Help Train Farmers

In Tanzania, TechnoServe is partnering with FrontlineSMS, an organization that uses mobile messaging technology to help non-governmental organizations communicate with groups of people in developing countries.

Apr
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Work at Cashew Factory Empowers West African Women

In just two years, Jemima Akusika Hansen has risen from a part-time data entry clerk to the head of human resources at a cashew factory in Ghana. Her progress demonstrates how the cashew industry can create new opportunities for thousands of women in West Africa.