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RFQ – Expert Farmer Training Advisor

TechnoServe invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position Extension Advisor for support to a farmer services platform. The work will be conducted closely with the CASA Technical Assistance Facility team who are based in Johannesburg and London. Position Location: The support will be…

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In India, Better Harvests Lead to Better Education

As India grapples with a second wave of COVID-19, farmers around the country face another related challenge: maintaining their livelihoods in times of great economic uncertainty. TechnoServe is helping smallholder farmers like Dhirendra Mishra increase their incomes by connecting them with large buyers through participation in farmer producer companies. With this additional income, farmers can invest in their families and communities.

Agriculture, COVID-19
N. Mangamma is one of many small-scale farmers in India impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One Year of COVID-19: N. Mangamma, Small-Scale Farmer in India

In this series, we check back with TechnoServe program participants previously featured on our blog, documenting how their lives have changed and progressed. In our previous story on N. Mangamma, a small-scale farmer in India, she was learning how to supplement her income and improve her family’s nutrition by planting kitchen gardens. Find out how she is doing now, eight months later.

Agriculture, Food Security, Women's Economic Empowerment
Resilience During COVID-19
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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…

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