Coffee

Person holding out freshly harvested crops

How Your Favorite Food and Drinks are Impacted by Climate Change

Many popular foods and beverages are grown by smallholder farmers around the world. These farmers are experiencing increasing challenges as they struggle to grow their crops in the face of extreme weather, droughts, floods, and other threats. Learn about a few of the crops most affected by climate change and what TechnoServe is doing to help these farmers build climate resilience.

Agriculture, Cashews, Coffee, Environmental Sustainability
Global coffee prices are on the rise after several years of low prices. How can coffee farmers like Rito Giron (pictured) benefit?

Global Coffee Prices Are Rising Again. Here Are 3 Ways Central American Farmers Can Benefit Long-Term

Global coffee prices are rising after several years at near-historic lows that prompted many farmers in Central America to immigrate elsewhere. But higher prices alone are not enough to sustain progress. To ensure long-term, profitable incomes, farmers need support establishing long-lasting market connections, developing climate-resilient growing techniques, and diversifying their incomes.

Agriculture, Coffee, Environmental Sustainability
coffee prices, coffee prices in Central America

One Year of COVID-19: Juliana Solís Barón, Entrepreneur in Peru

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 Juliana Solís Barón, an entrepreneur and café owner in Peru, she was learning how to reinvent her business in response to strict lockdown restrictions. Find out how she is doing now, five months later.

Agriculture, Coffee, Entrepreneurship
Resilience During COVID-19

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
promoting gender equality in the coffee industry means empowering women farmers and small agribusiness owners

Understanding and Promoting Gender Equality in Coffee Farming

Women play an essential role in the success of small farms and agricultural businesses around the world. But despite the vital role of women farmers, they continue to face inequality and obstacles to earning a decent living. Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso, William Warshauer, CEO of TechnoServe, and Mefthe Tadesse, East Africa Regional Director for TechnoServe, discuss ways to promote gender equality in coffee farming. 

Agriculture, Coffee, Women's Economic Empowerment