Photo of the Week: A Brighter Future From Cocoa

July 29, 2011

Jorge Salazar Cooperative leaders Victor Rodriguez, Diomedes Lopez and José González hold cocoa beans at a drying table in El Tuma-La Dalia, Nicaragua. In 2006, TechnoServe began working with farmers in the cooperative to help them diversify into cocoa production. Today, the cooperative owns its own processing equipment and is working to produce more cocoa and connect to export markets.

Entrepreneurs holding cocoa beans in Nicaragua

From left, Jorge Salazar Cooperative leaders Victor Rodriguez, Diomedes Lopez and José González hold cocoa beans at a drying table in El Tuma-La Dalia, Nicaragua. In 2006, TechnoServe began working with farmers in the cooperative to help them diversify into cocoa production. Today, the cooperative owns its own processing equipment and is working to produce more cocoa and connect to export markets.

Learn more about our work with the Jorge Salazar Cooperative.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

On International Youth Day, Celebrating the Next Generation of Change

On International Youth Day, Celebrating the Next Generation of Change

In celebration of International Youth Day, we are sharing stories from a few of the many young people who have graduated from TechnoServe's programs around the world.

Getting Past Doubt: Finding Better Ways for Multinationals and SMEs to Intersect

Getting Past Doubt: Finding Better Ways for Multinationals and SMEs to Intersect

To spur corporate investment in small and growing business (SGB) growth, TechnoServe has partnered with the Argidius Foundation to launch the Catalyzing SGB Acceleration (CaSA) Initiative.

Lasting Impact Spotlight: María Castillo

Lasting Impact Spotlight: María Castillo

In this series, we check back with TechnoServe program participants who were previously featured on our blog, documenting how their lives have changed and progressed.