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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.

Aug
31
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From the Ground Up: How Soil Testing Can Help Predict Return on Investment for African Farmers

As part of the Innovation in Outcome Measurement initiative, TechnoServe analyzed how soil testing can predict agricultural outcomes and help maize farmers in Kenya to improve yields and profitability. Here's what we learned.

Jul
26
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From Produce to Profits: How Mobile Technology Is Strengthening the Livelihoods of Spinach Growers

In East Africa, TechnoServe is testing innovative models for creating a profitable agribusiness that builds wealth in small farming communities. For smallholder farmers in Kenya, an outgrower model integrating information and communications technology has the potential to double their incomes.

Jun
13
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Partnering for Prosperity: Citi Volunteers Join TechnoServe Teams to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs

In Nairobi, volunteers from Citibank mentored young shopkeepers participating in the PAYED program, giving expert advice to help them build profitable enterprises for a better future.

May
24
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Reality Television: An Unexpected Tool for Agronomy Training

In East Africa, a "make-over" style reality television show is providing millions of farmers with top-notch agricultural information. In a recent episode, TechnoServe's own Charles Murage, a business advisor for the YieldWise program, made his TV debut, giving tips to reduce postharvest loss on mango farms.

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.