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Quiz: Food Processing vs. Processed Food – What’s the Difference?

  “Food Processing” and “Processed Food” Aren’t Synonymous Over the years, the term “processed foods” has acquired a less-than-healthy connotation, especially in higher-income countries. You might be surprised to learn that food processing can actually improve nutrition. For certain foods, such as cashews, food fortification is an essential…

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Food Processing, Food Security
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A New Tool for Business to Fight Malnutrition: Micronutrient Fortification Index Launches in Nigeria

Malnutrition is one of the world’s biggest development challenges. But food fortification can dramatically improve a population’s nutrition—if food processing companies have the right tools and knowledge. Last week, TechnoServe launched a new platform to help food processors track and improve fortification, marking important progress in fighting malnutrition in Nigeria and beyond.

Food Processing, Food Security
TechnoServe employee leads income generating training in Mexico

How Better Strawberries Improve Incomes for Mexican Farmers

COVID-19 was just the latest challenge for small-scale farmers in central Mexico. With limited technical knowledge and market connections, many have struggled for years to improve their incomes. José García Martínez was one of those farmers when he joined a TechnoServe program a year ago. Today, he is earning enough to provide security and better opportunities for his family—“a life-changing experience.”

Agriculture, COVID-19, Environmental Sustainability
Learn 5 takeaways from the U.N. Food Security Report 2021

Digesting the Latest U.N. Food Security Report: Five Takeaways You Should Know

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations recently released its 2021 “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” report. One of the most important global assessments of food insecurity and malnutrition, the report outlines regional findings, key statistics, and overall trends in food security. In this Q&A, TechnoServe’s Chief Transformation Officer, Kindra Halvorson, addresses the report’s key findings and how they relate to TechnoServe’s work to address global food insecurity.

Food Security