Photo of the Week: Ripe With Opportunity

August 19, 2011

These ripe cherries are the fruits of the coffee tree. Inside are the beans that for centuries have been brewed to create one of the world’s most ubiquitous beverages. Many small-scale coffee farmers live in some of the poorest parts of the world and struggle to produce income from their trees.

These ripe cherries are the fruits of the coffee tree. Inside are the beans that for centuries have been brewed to create one of the world’s most ubiquitous beverages. Many small-scale coffee farmers live in some of the poorest parts of the world and struggle to produce income from their trees.

Across Africa and Latin America, TechnoServe works with farmers to sustainably improve the quality and quantity of the coffee they produce. We help link small-scale farmers to specialty coffee buyers who pay a premium for their high-quality beans. The higher incomes help transform families, communities and countries.

Read more about TechnoServe’s work with coffee farmers in East Africa and Nicaragua.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

A Mission That Resonates: TechnoServe’s Global Advisory Council

A Mission That Resonates: TechnoServe’s Global Advisory Council

Caroline Lundberg has been a member of the Global Advisory Council since 2010. In this Q&A, she shares how she got involved, why she supports TechnoServe, and how seeing the organization's work firsthand changed her perceptions of development.

Can Drones Change Africa’s Agricultural Future?

Can Drones Change Africa’s Agricultural Future?

In sub-Saharan Africa, TechnoServe is testing sustainable, cost-effective, and measurable innovations for development. A surprising potential win for smallholders: drone technology.

A Day in the Life: How We Apply Business Solutions to Nutrition Challenges

A Day in the Life: How We Apply Business Solutions to Nutrition Challenges

The Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods (SAPFF) project helps food companies increase their capacity to produce and sell fortified foods, improving nutrition and health outcomes. Today, we're sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the daily activities of the SAPFF Tanzania team.