Africa

Q&A: Strengthening Food Processors in Malawi

Henry Gaga is a Food Technology Specialist with TechnoServe in Malawi. In that role, Henry works with the African Alliance for Improved Food Processing, a program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development that TechnoServe is implementing in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia in partnership with Partners in Food Solutions (a nonprofit created by General Mills, with core members Cargill and DSM).

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Food Processing
Food Security, Local Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses
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Photo of the Week: A Young Kenyan Woman’s Beautiful Future

Cecilia Natike, 25, is the proud owner of a beauty salon in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. She opened her business in 2009 after participating in TechnoServe’s Young Entrepreneurs program, which equips adolescent girls in Nairobi's slums with the entrepreneurship skills and support they need to build successful businesses and transform their lives.

Entrepreneurship, Technology, Women's Economic Empowerment, Youth Economic Opportunity
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Growing Poultry Industry Transforms Lives in Mozambique

Mozambicans love their chicken. But in 2005, there was a good chance that the galinha found in Mozambique supermarkets was imported illegally after sitting in Middle Eastern supermarkets for a year or more. Domestically produced poultry accounted for only a third of the market.

TechnoServe saw an opportunity to promote economic growth by developing the poultry industry, launching a comprehensive program in 2005 that brought together public and private partners. Last week, a delegation from the Mozambican poultry industry visited Washington to describe the tremendous impact of this program.

Entrepreneurship
Poultry, Small and Growing Businesses