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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.

Bill Clinton announced the launch of a supply chain enterprise in Haiti

Haiti Libre reports on a partnership between the Clinton Foundation, the Abbot Fund, TechnoServe and others to improve the livelihoods of 12,000 smallholder peanut farmers in Haiti.

$25.5 million generated through TechnoServe’s SWEEP

The Swazi Observer interviews Debbie Cutting about the success of the Swaziland Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Program, which supported 344 enterprises and delivered training to nearly 13,000 youth.

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Video: Sharing What Works

The Clinton Global Initiative features the efforts of Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa – benefiting both business and society.

October 16, 2014

Family Farmers Feeding the World

On World Food Day, we recognize the people who produce more than 70 percent of the world’s food – family farmers.

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October 15, 2014

A New Agreement Will Support Tanzanian Farmers Through Mobile Technology

Under its first commercial agreement, the Connected Farmer Alliance – a public-private partnership that promotes sustainable mobile solutions for agriculture – seeks to help 30,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania improve their livelihoods.

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October 10, 2014

Photo of the Week: Girls on the Move

Equipped with business skills and entrepreneurial zeal, Ann Kalekye and other young women from Nairobi’s slums are shaping their own economic futures.

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