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

Ganadería Empresarial

Ganadería Empresarial (GANE) seeks to improve the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers in Nicaragua. With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TechnoServe is helping 4,000 farmers increase productivity, strengthen producer organizations and connect to higher-value markets.

The Haiti Hope Project

The Haiti Hope Project is 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

Supported by the Argidius Foundation, Impulsa Tu Empresa aims to help more than 800 small and growing businesses boost their growth. Through mentoring, business training and business plan competitions, the program aims to increase sales by $13 million and generate 750 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.

Blog Posts

March 17, 2014

President Bill Clinton Visits TechnoServe Coffee Work in Haiti

TechnoServe is working with the Clinton Foundation, La Colombe and other partners to make coffee an engine of development for Haiti.

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February 13, 2014

From Coca to Cocoa: Growing Sweet Prosperity in Peru

TechnoServe’s Simon Winter visits Peru and discovers a burgeoning cocoa industry.

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January 28, 2014

Four Years After the Earthquake, a Road to Market for Haitian Mangoes

Mango incomes are helping rural families rebuild their livelihoods and Haiti’s economy. See how the Haiti Hope Project is creating sustainable economic opportunities for Haitian mango farmers.

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Contact

Andrei Belyi

Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean
abelyi@tns.org
Tel. +51 1 719 3507
Fax +51 1 719 3507 ext. 106

 

 

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News

Summer 2014

The Young Visionary; Innovating on the Farm in Uganda; President Clinton Visits Coffee Work in Haiti; A Champion of Social Progress; Our Supporters: Lynn and Martin Bloom

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Autumn 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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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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