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Food Processors Help Fight Food Insecurity in the Developing World. How Has COVID-19 Impacted Them This Year?

TechnoServe’s COVID-19 Impact Report examines how the pandemic disrupted key sectors of emerging economies and the livelihoods of those who work in them. Our second feature in our blog series on the report highlights the challenges food processors faced last year and the promising solutions that could help them maintain their key role in the value chain.

COVID-19, Food Processing
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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
White Papers & Reports
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FED Zambia: Food processors creating employment, boosting nutrition, and generating economic opportunities for women in Zambia

FED Zambia: Food processors creating employment, boosting nutrition, and generating economic opportunities for women in Zambia Context:  Food processing companies that mill flour, pasteurize dairy products, press cooking oils, and make other food products are vital…

Entrepreneurship, Food Processing
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Sida

One Year of COVID-19: Catarina Bié, Small Business Owner in Mozambique

In this series, we check back with TechnoServe program participants previously featured on our blog, documenting how their lives have changed and progressed. Catarina Bié is a small business owner in Maputo, Mozambique. After receiving digital business training from TechnoServe, Catarina learned how to adapt her business to survive the crisis. Find out how she is doing now, seven months later.

COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Women's Economic Empowerment
Resilience During COVID-19
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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
Procurements