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Sourcing from Smallholders: Complex Challenge or Commercial Opportunity?

Abstract: The 500 million smallholder farmers worldwide represent both a key supplier base and a market for firms, and advances are being made on how to integrate this segment of farmers into formal value chains. CASA TAF’s second annual learning paper, Sourcing from Smallholders: Complex Challenge or Commercial Opportunity? Perspectives…

Agriculture
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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.

Agriculture
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RFQ: Working Capital Raise Consultant, COVID-19 TA

New submissions to this RFQ are no longer accepted.
TechnoServe invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position Working Capital Raise Consultant for support to a grain trader in Rwanda. The work will be conducted closely with the CASA Technical Assistance Facility team based in Johannesburg, South Africa, from September to November 2020.

Agriculture
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In South Africa, Fashion and Entrepreneurship Offer Women a Way Out of Poverty

As a young girl, Thato Ditsele dreamed of owning her own fashion business. However, life as a young entrepreneur outside of Johannesburg was not easy, and she ran into challenges along the way. Eventually, her dream came true and she was able to start her own clothing line. Through TechnoServe’s Box Shop program, she gained practical knowledge about finance, marketing, and branding, which helped her increase sales by 50%.

Entrepreneurship, Women's Economic Empowerment