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.
"Ask a TechnoServe Expert" is a series where our staff members, who work on a range of important global development issues, answer your questions. In this edition, Director of Strategic Initiatives Myriam Sainz answered your questions about corporate partnerships.
In Zimbabwe, smallholder coffee farmers like Tanyaradzwa Makina are gaining a new outlook on life through Nespresso’s Reviving Origins program.
In the final part of our weeklong series, we highlight how TechnoServe’s market-based approach has helped revive coffee sectors that had almost disappeared – such as Zimbabwean coffee, which was released to consumers last month by Nespresso.
Since 2006, TechnoServe and Nespresso have worked together to develop sustainable coffee supply chains around the world. This Earth Day, TechnoServe CEO Will Warshauer and Nespresso CEO Jean-Marc Duvoisin discuss how this partnership is helping smallholder coffee farmers build resilience to the growing threats of climate change.
In the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico lost 80 percent of its coffee trees, crippling an important sector of its economy. Now TechnoServe and its partners are teaming up to help rebuild the island’s coffee industry and support thousands of farmers.