Agriculture

In Ethiopia, Better Farm Practices Help Coffee Farmers Prosper

Eight years ago, Fedila Hussein and Mustafa Tesfaye struggled to earn a living from coffee. Their coffee trees were old and were not producing enough to cover the living expenses of their family of six. After participating in a TechnoServe program, Fedila and Mustafa learned important techniques to improve their coffee yields. Today, their farm is flourishing, and they have seen a 23-fold increase in their coffee production.

Agriculture, Coffee
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Quiz: Food Processing vs. Processed Food – What’s the Difference?

  “Food Processing” and “Processed Food” Aren’t Synonymous Over the years, the term “processed foods” has acquired a less-than-healthy connotation, especially in higher-income countries. You might be surprised to learn that food processing can actually improve nutrition. For certain foods, such as cashews, food fortification is an essential…

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Food Processing, Food Security
TechnoServe employee leads income generating training in Mexico

How Better Strawberries Improve Incomes for Mexican Farmers

COVID-19 was just the latest challenge for small-scale farmers in central Mexico. With limited technical knowledge and market connections, many have struggled for years to improve their incomes. José García Martínez was one of those farmers when he joined a TechnoServe program a year ago. Today, he is earning enough to provide security and better opportunities for his family—“a life-changing experience.”

Agriculture, COVID-19, Environmental Sustainability