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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.

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From the Field: Improving Industries in Mozambique

A farm can change lives at a household level. A business can improve a community. But having a real impact on the lives of significant numbers of families requires change at the industry level.

Jul
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Photo of the Week: Newfound Pride in Local Poultry

Two Mozambicans collect eggs from local chickens. In 2005, domestically produced poultry accounted for only a third of the market in Mozambique. TechnoServe recognized poultry’s potential to create jobs and economic opportunities, launching a comprehensive program to strengthen the local industry.Today, Mozambican broilers outnumber imports three to one.

Feb
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Growing Poultry Industry Transforms Lives in Mozambique

Mozambicans love their chicken. But in 2005, there was a good chance that the galinha found in Mozambique supermarkets was imported illegally after sitting in Middle Eastern supermarkets for a year or more. Domestically produced poultry accounted for only a third of the market. TechnoServe saw an opportunity to promote economic growth by developing the poultry industry, launching a comprehensive program in 2005 that brought together public and private partners. Last week, a delegation from the Mozambican poultry industry visited Washington to describe the tremendous impact of this program.