Blog

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.

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Apr
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Can Mushrooms Transform the Lives of Smallholder Farmers in India?

In Madhya Pradesh, India, TechnoServe is partnering with Visa Inc. to develop microenterprise opportunities for women in agribusiness. Following a two-day training workshop, women in Sonkhedi set up mushroom incubation units in their homes as a way to earn supplemental income for their families.

Mar
19
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Women Maize Farmers Create Inclusive Markets in India

In Bihar, India, female maize farmers are forming collectives to ensure fair prices for their crops and to create gender-inclusive markets. Many of the farmers are becoming board members within the collectives to ensure continued success.

Mar
05
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Partnering to Reduce Food Waste in Kenya

TechnoServe and the Rockefeller Foundation partnered to reduce post-harvest loss in Kenya's mango crop through the YieldWise initiative. Following a post-project evaluation, TechnoServe's YieldWise Program Manager and Rockefeller Foundation's Associate Director for Africa discussed the project's most significant findings.

Feb
22
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Returning Home to Revive an Industry

We spoke with TechnoServe’s Coffee Program Manager for Puerto Rico about his plans to revive the industry, the biggest challenges he foresees, and what it’s like to be back home.