How Digital Business Training is Helping Entrepreneurs in Mozambique
When the COVID-19 crisis hit Mozambique, many women entrepreneurs like Catarina Bié struggled to keep their businesses afloat. Recognizing the importance of continuing to support entrepreneurs during this difficult time, but wanting to do so safely, TechnoServe adapted its usual in-person training program to a digital format using WhatsApp.
Africa’s Food Processors are Vital for the Continent’s Food Security. COVID-19 Is Putting Them at Risk.
Brent Wibberley shares his insights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food processors with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Survey Results: Effects of COVID-19 on Zimbabwe Coffee Farmers
In partnership with Laterite, we conducted a July 2020 survey about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on coffee farming in Zimbabwe. Discover key results in the infographics below. View All Infographics …
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.
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%.
Survey: COVID-19 Challenges and Responses for African Food Processors, Second Edition
A survey of food processing firms in seven African countries reveals the challenges facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fighting Malnutrition in Zambia: A TechnoServe Fellow’s Story
Robin Merl worked as a TechnoServe Fellow in Zambia in 2019. His work centered around strategies for decreasing malnutrition and stunting in the most affected areas of Zambia. Before joining TechnoServe, Robin worked with McKinsey & Company in Hamburg, Germany. Currently, he is working for the Freetown City Council and mayor’s office in Sierra Leone.
Growing Coffee for Brighter Futures in Zimbabwe
National Geographic highlights the work Nespresso and TechnoServe are doing to revive Zimbabwe's coffee sector.