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TechnoServe’s blog highlights the lessons and successes from our work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.

Catarina Bié stands outside her takeaway shop in Maputo, Mozambique

Making This Year Better Than the Last: A Recent Survey Assesses the Pandemic’s Impacts on Micro and Small Businesses

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in NextBillion as a part of the series “Recovery 2021,” which explores how businesses, development initiatives and the communities they serve in low- and middle-income countries are building greater resilience for a post-pandemic future. At the worst…

Entrepreneurship, Micro-Retail, Small and Growing Businesses, Women's Economic Empowerment
Gladys Gonzales stands with her cows in central Nicaragua. Retaining forests helps reduce the environmental impact of cattle ranching.

Silvopastoral Systems: A Win-Win for Cattle Ranchers and the Environment

In Nicaragua, agriculture — and livestock production, in particular — is a primary driver of deforestation. Over the years, as cattle ranching has increased, so has land degradation throughout the country. By adopting silvopastoral systems, which integrate trees, shrubs, and grasses with livestock, farmers can improve their livelihoods and restore local ecosystems.

Agriculture, Environmental Sustainability
Person holding out freshly harvested crops

How Your Favorite Food and Drinks are Impacted by Climate Change

Many popular foods and beverages are grown by smallholder farmers around the world. These farmers are experiencing increasing challenges as they struggle to grow their crops in the face of extreme weather, droughts, floods, and other threats. Learn about a few of the crops most affected by climate change and what TechnoServe is doing to help these farmers build climate resilience.

Agriculture, Cashews, Coffee, Environmental Sustainability