Latin America and the Caribbean

Overview

Although Latin American and Caribbean countries continue to experience high levels of inequality and public security concerns, the region has seen robust economic growth in recent years. The region’s poverty rate is at its lowest level in three decades, but sustained economic growth depends on increased productivity and innovation. TechnoServe has implemented agricultural and enterprise development programs in the region since 1969, working with local, regional and multinational partners to strengthen sustainable farms, businesses and industries.

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On The Ground

Regional Projects

Partnering with Peet’s Coffee for Profitable Farms

TechnoServe and Peet’s Coffee are partnering to train more than 500 coffee farmers in Alotenango, Guatemala to increase their coffee incomes in the face of rising production costs.

Joint Forces Sustainable Coffee Project

As part of the Tchibo Joint Forces!® framework, TechnoServe is training 1,000 coffee farmers in agronomy and business skills designed to help them sustainably increase their coffee yields and quality, and to control costs through recordkeeping.

Ganadería Empresarial

Ganadería Empresarial (GANE) aimed to improve the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers in Nicaragua. With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TechnoServe helped 5,500 farmers increase productivity, strengthen producer organizations and connect to higher-value markets.

The Haiti Hope Project

The Haiti Hope Project was a five-year, $9.5 million public-private partnership among businesses, multilateral development institutions, the U.S. Government and nonprofits, designed to create sustainable economic opportunities for Haitian mango farmers and their families.

Impulsa Tu Empresa

Impulsa Tu Empresa aims to help small and growing businesses boost their growth through mentoring and business training. Since its launch in 2012, the program has increased the sales of over 1,000 businesses by $38 million and generated 1,400 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.

Blog Posts

August 16, 2018

“Never Say I Can’t”

After a devastating flood forced Daria Arabulo to start a new life in a different country, she launched her own business to provide for her family. Three years after participating in TechnoServe’s Impulsa tu Empresa program, her business continues to grow.

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April 18, 2018

Coffee Offers Opportunity in Peru’s Former Coca-Growing Regions

TechnoServe is helping to pave the way toward a drug-free Peru by supporting 10,000 coffee-farming families in former coca-growing regions to improve their productivity and access more profitable markets.

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March 19, 2018

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.

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Contact

Andrei Belyi

Regional Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean
abelyi@technoserve.org
Tel. +511 637 1358

 

 

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News

World – Fall 2014

Meet Our New CEO; Spotlight on West African Cocoa; Mobile Tools for Farmers

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World – Fall 2013

Cocoa Farmers Connect With Gourmet Chocolatier; Former TechnoServe Volunteer Launches Nonprofit in India; Boosting Coffee Sustainability; Supporting Cashew Farmers; Award-Winning Enterprise Development Program; Q&A: Evelyn Swanson

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World – Summer 2013

Three Years Later, Crafts Business Thrives in India; TechnoServe Employee Wins Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship; Credit for Cocoa Farmers; Empowering Maasai Women; Higher Incomes from Livestock; Our Impact; In Memoriam: Paul Soros; 45th Anniversary Gala

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