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Bean farmers in MAS+ sort beans while physically distant and wearing masks.

How to Safeguard the Livelihoods of Women Farmers and Entrepreneurs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Among its many impacts, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to reverse recent gains to women’s economic empowerment. This article by TechnoServe Gender Director Cristina Manfre presents a strategy to ensure that the global community’s response to the pandemic safeguards against the risks to women’s livelihoods and enables them to help lead the economic recovery.

Women's Economic Empowerment
COVID 19
Woman holding grain

A Day in the Life: Supporting Smallholder Farmers in India Through COVID-19

In Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, over 7,000 smallholder guar farmers are improving their incomes and their lives through TechnoServe’s Sustainable Guar Initiative. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has come up with creative ways to continue delivering essential training and support to our clients. Today, we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how we’re adapting our daily activities in India.

Agriculture
COVID 19, Day in the Life