Caribbean

Reviving Puerto Rico’s Coffee Industry

In the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rico lost an estimated 80 percent of its coffee trees, crippling an important sector of its economy. Working with local and international partners across sectors, TechnoServe aims to help rebuild this industry, training thousands of smallholder coffee farmers to significantly increase their yields and help them access better farming supplies, financing, and markets.

Agriculture, Coffee, Environmental Sustainability
Barbara Stiefel, Hispanic Federation, Nespresso, Rockefeller Foundation, Starbucks, World Coffee Research

Improving the Business Development Services Industry

Business development services play an important role in supporting entrepreneurship, which is critical to driving job creation and economic growth in Haiti. A partnership between TechnoServe, the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Haiti, and the Inter‐American Development Bank promoted the growth of the business development services industry in the country and provided technical assistance to small businesses.

Entrepreneurship
Government of Haiti, Inter-American Development Bank