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) 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

November 30, 2017

The Millennial Employment Gap: Three Lessons Learned Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

In an op-ed for NextBillion, TechnoServe's Program Director for Central America Entrepreneurship discusses how to adapt curriculums and mentorship styles to help today's youth to understand and create better business futures.

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November 13, 2017

Working for a Brighter Future: One Load at a Time

Jessica Vargas started Le Blanc laundry services with a single washer and dryer. Now, her business has more than doubled, providing key services and employment to her community.

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November 3, 2017

Honduran Coffee Farmers Taste Success

After battling leaf rust on his coffee farm in Honduras, Oscar Ramirez won 2017's Cup of Excellence competition and broke records for Honduras's coffee sector after applying best practices he learned from TechnoServe's MAS program.

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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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