COVID-19

Woman holding grain

A Day in the Life: Supporting Smallholder Farmers in India Through COVID-19

In Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, over 7,000 smallholder guar farmers are improving their incomes and their lives through TechnoServe’s Sustainable Guar Initiative. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has come up with creative ways to continue delivering essential training and support to our clients. Today, we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how we’re adapting our daily activities in India.

Agriculture, COVID-19
Day in the Life
A food processing facility in Kenya

Africa’s Food Processing Businesses and a Looming Food Security Crisis

Food processors are an essential part of the food system in Africa, providing safe, shelf-stable food to consumers and a reliable market for millions of smallholder farmers. But they are currently facing unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to Brent Wibberley, TechnoServe’s director of food processing and nutrition, to learn how the food system in Africa is changing and what TechnoServe is doing to help food processors adapt.

COVID-19, Food Processing
At TechnoServe, we're committed to fighting poverty to help people like this shopkeeper in Kenya

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.

Agriculture, COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Technology