Individual Success Story

Beyond Fishing: Boosting Biodiversity and Economic Development on Lake Malawi

Over the years, overfishing, pollution, and species loss have threatened Lake Malawi—and the livelihoods of the people who depend on it. Today, fishermen like Maxwell Kaunda are gaining the skills to embrace new ways to make a living, such as cassava farming. In doing so, they are increasing their incomes and protecting the lake’s critical biodiversity.

In Ethiopia, Better Farm Practices Help Coffee Farmers Prosper

Eight years ago, Fedila Hussein and Mustafa Tesfaye struggled to earn a living from coffee. Their coffee trees were old and were not producing enough to cover the living expenses of their family of six. After participating in a TechnoServe program, Fedila and Mustafa learned important techniques to improve their coffee yields. Today, their farm is flourishing, and they have seen a 23-fold increase in their coffee production.