How Coffee Farmers are Responding to COVID-19

With much of the world under lockdown to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many people are changing the way they consume coffee — with significant implications for the entire coffee industry. We talked to Paul Stewart, TechnoServe’s global coffee director, to find out how the pandemic has impacted the coffee supply chain and what TechnoServe is doing to help.

COVID-19 and the Cashew Industry in Benin

In Benin, cashew farmers are facing many challenges as they try to adapt to rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19. We talked to Nicholas Mancus, TechnoServe’s chief of party for the BeninCajù program, to learn about the challenges these farmers are facing, how the pandemic is impacting women and men differently, and what TechnoServe is doing to help.

3 Principles for Providing Remote Support to Farmers and Small Businesses Around the World

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted farmers and entrepreneurs around the globe and has made it much more difficult for organizations to offer in-person support. How can these organizations provide this critical guidance remotely? TechnoServe identified three key principles for providing effective phone-based support when in-person training is not possible.

Earth Day 2020: Helping Smallholder Farmers Build Climate Resilience

Join TechnoServe in celebrating Earth Day with stories of climate resilience from our work in Africa, India, and Latin America. Take our quiz to test your knowledge on how climate change impacts smallholder farmers, then read stories about some of the small-scale producers who are using training from TechnoServe to improve their climate resilience and their lives.

The Face Behind the Mask: Gomti Devi

Gomti Devi is a smallholder guar farmer in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, whose training from a previous TechnoServe program is helping her withstand the COVID-19 crisis. Having learned how to sew and to grow her own food, Gomti is saving money, reducing her risks — and now, giving back to protect the wider community.

How Much Do You Know About Farmers and Climate Change?

Farmers in developing countries face growing threats from climate change, such as unpredictable weather patterns and more crop diseases and pests. Take our quiz to find out how much you know about how our changing climate is impacting these farmers, and how they are improving their resilience.