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Emerging farmers need to be skilled to thrive

TechnoServe's Operations Directors in South Africa, Mandla Nkomo, writes about the importance of trainning emerging farmers and of helping them access markets

On World Food Day, Talking Scarcity in a Land of Abundance

In an article comemorating the World Food Day, Willy Foote addresses the issue of inlcusive agricultural growth and sustainable development in Africa

Peru's Flourishing Cacao and Chocolate Industry

B2B publication Candy Industry reviews Salon del Cacao y Chocolate 2014, which took place in Lima in July, and surveys the growing cocoa industry in Peru. The authors spotlight work by TechnoServe, USAID and other organizations to help farmers transition from coca (used for cocoaine) to cocoa cultivation.

Nespresso smells opportunity in helping small coffee growers -

Nespresso's recently announced sustainability agenda is analyzed as part of a growing trend of large international agribusinesses and food companies that are increasing their involvement with small holder growers. The FT highlights Nespresso's partnership with TechnoServe in South Sudan.

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Video: Entrepreneurship as an Engine of Growth

We salute global women entrepreneurs, like Francesca Opoku, who are helping to grow their local economies.

November 13, 2014

Photo of the Week: Fruits of Success

With help from TechnoServe's business advisory services, a Nicaraguan entrepreneur is growing her smoothie business while promoting better nutrition in her community.

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November 11, 2014

Paving the Way for Capital: The Role of Technical Assistance in Mobilizing Finance

Organizations such as TechnoServe that provide training and technical assistance play a critical role in improving access to finance for smallholder farmers and businesses.

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October 30, 2014

Photo of the Week: Behind the Chocolate

Most of the world's cocoa comes from West Africa, grown on small family farms by people like Ama Nyame.

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