Latin America and the Caribbean
Coffee Alliance For Excellence
CAFE is a public-private partnership working to create a more prosperous and inclusive coffee sector. The program is helping 12,000 coffee farming families, many of them in former coca-growing regions, to earn more sustainable livelihoods by improving productivity and quality and building links to profitable markets.
Partnering with Peet’s Coffee for Profitable Farms
TechnoServe and Peet’s Coffee are partnering to train more than 500 coffee farmers in Alotenango, Guatemala to increase their coffee incomes in the face of rising production costs.
Joint Forces Sustainable Coffee Project
As part of the Tchibo Joint Forces!® framework, TechnoServe is training 1,000 coffee farmers in agronomy and business skills designed to help them sustainably increase their coffee yields and quality, and to control costs through recordkeeping.
Coffee Offers Opportunity in Peru’s Former Coca-Growing Regions
TechnoServe is helping to pave the way toward a drug-free Peru by supporting 10,000 coffee-farming families in former coca-growing regions to improve their productivity and access more profitable markets.
Female Workforces Can Revolutionize Latin American Business. Here’s How.
In an article for the World Economic Forum, TechnoServe's Program Director for Central America Entrepreneurship discusses ways to engage entrepreneurs in practices that not only benefit women workeres and suppliers, but help solve some of the most common issues facing small and medium businesses.
Better Data and a Better Future for Women in Coffee
Olga Velasquez is TechnoServe’s Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for the Better Coffee Harvests Program in Central America. For International Women’s Day, we talked with her about her experience as a woman at TechnoServe, and why good data is important for creating stronger, more gender-inclusive coffee economies.
What Does it Look Like to Build a More Sustainable Future for Guatemala’s Coffee Farmers?
In the face of increasingly dynamic and challenging coffee production, small farmers in Guatemala are training to boost their skills and improve their yields and coffee incomes.
2017: A Year Creating Lasting Change
In 2017 we continued our goal to be the most effective catalyst for market-based solutions to poverty, leveraging new innovations and learnings to create lasting change for enterprising people across the globe.
The Millennial Employment Gap: Three Lessons Learned Supporting Young Entrepreneurs
In an op-ed for NextBillion, TechnoServe's Program Director for Central America Entrepreneurship discusses how to adapt curriculums and mentorship styles to help today's youth to understand and create better business futures.