In Ethiopia, Better Farm Practices Help Coffee Farmers Prosper

Eight years ago, Fedila Hussein and Mustafa Tesfaye struggled to earn a living from coffee. Their coffee trees were old and were not producing enough to cover the living expenses of their family of six. After participating in a TechnoServe program, Fedila and Mustafa learned important techniques to improve their coffee yields. Today, their farm is flourishing, and they have seen a 23-fold increase in their coffee production.

Agriculture, Coffee

One Year of COVID-19: Catarina Bié, Small Business Owner in Mozambique

In this series, we check back with TechnoServe program participants previously featured on our blog, documenting how their lives have changed and progressed. Catarina Bié is a small business owner in Maputo, Mozambique. After receiving digital business training from TechnoServe, Catarina learned how to adapt her business to survive the crisis. Find out how she is doing now, seven months later.

COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Women's Economic Empowerment
Resilience During COVID-19
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RFP: Consultancy for Prosper Cashew Project Gender and Social Inclusion Assessment

Project name: Promoting Opportunities for Cashew Processing in West Africa (Prosper Cashew) Subject: Request for Proposal to conduct gender and social inclusion assessment for the West Africa regional (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria) Prosper Cashew project Expected start date: May 2021 Updated  4/9/21  to include: Annex 2:…

Agriculture, Cashews, Food Processing, Technology
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RFQ – Agribusiness Climate Change and Environment Advisor

TechnoServe invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position: Agribusiness Climate Change and Environment Advisor for support to agribusinesses in the CASA Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) portfolio. The work will be conducted closely with the CASA TAF team based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

promoting gender equality in the coffee industry means empowering women farmers and small agribusiness owners

Understanding and Promoting Gender Equality in Coffee Farming

Women play an essential role in the success of small farms and agricultural businesses around the world. But despite the vital role of women farmers, they continue to face inequality and obstacles to earning a decent living. Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso, William Warshauer, CEO of TechnoServe, and Mefthe Tadesse, East Africa Regional Director for TechnoServe, discuss ways to promote gender equality in coffee farming. 

Agriculture, Coffee, Women's Economic Empowerment