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How a Global Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing Improves Food Safety

This article, published by Agrilinks, details the Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP)—a partnership between USAID, TechnoServe and Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) that aims to create a more competitive food-processing sector in Africa—and shows how partnerships with local food processing businesses can help them improve food safety, even amid an unprecedented pandemic.

Agriculture, COVID-19, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Food Processing
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Training and Micro Loans Help Small Businesses Weather COVID

Cyprian Amakalu, mSPARK Programme Manager at TechnoServe, talks about the Micro-Enterprises Strengthened for Pandemic Adaptation and Resilience in Kenya (mSPARK) programme, launched by TechnoServe and the Mastercard Foundation, which gives digital and financial support to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to help them survive the pandemic.

COVID-19, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Small and Growing Businesses
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Equipping Young Entrepreneurs with Business Expertise in Africa

In East Africa, formal employment opportunities are often scarce, and entrepreneurship presents a path toward economic independence for many young women and men. TechnoServe is helping small shop owners in Kenya, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire become more profitable by connecting them with the knowledge, training, and tools they need to become successful retailers.

Entrepreneurship, Women's Economic Empowerment, Youth Economic Opportunity
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How Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries Can Leverage E-Learning Solutions to Build Pathways Out of Poverty

In Kenya, entrepreneurship offers a pathway out of poverty for many young people like Irene Minyao. However, without the right skills and support, running a small business for the first time can be a daunting task. TechnoServe recently piloted a new digital platform that will help entrepreneurs gain the business management skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.

COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Technology
Judith Namayi Amboka speaks to a TechnoServe business advisor about the importance of supporting entrepreneurs in Kenya.

In Kenya, Entrepreneurs are Mobilizing for Impact

Micro-retailers play an important role in local communities by providing essential goods and services. However, these entrepreneurs also face numerous obstacles when running their businesses, and those challenges only became more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enter Judith Namayi Amboka, a community mobilizer dedicated to helping entrepreneurs in her community access the knowledge and tools they need to thrive.

COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Micro-Retail