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

December 4, 2018

Sweet Success: Growing Small Businesses in Mexico

Goldcorp and TechnoServe partnered to build the capacity of more than 300 entrepreneurs in rural Mexican communities.

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November 16, 2018

Dreams Come True: Entrepreneurs Emerge in Chile

Entrepreneurs learn the tools necessary to elevate their business and community.

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October 4, 2018

Listening to Young Leaders

We can learn a lot about solving youth unemployment by paying attention to young entrepreneurs. Changemakers like Violeta Martinez are eager to share lessons that are both context specific and universally relevant.

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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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World – Summer 2012

Cotton Business Creates New Opportunities in Uganda; New Technologies, New Opportunities for Garifuna Women in Honduras; TechnoServe Introduces Updated Mission and Vision

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