Entrepreneurship

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.

Food Processing
COVID 19
A 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, Entrepreneurship, Technology
COVID 19
Anabela in front of her shop in Maputo

Meet Anabela Amosse: Agent, Businesswoman, Dreamer

Soon after opening her takeaway business in Maputo, Mozambique, Anabela Amosse realized that she was losing potential customers who could only pay using a mobile phone-based service. Seeing an opportunity to earn additional income and reach new customers, she decided to become an agent. Through her participation in a TechnoServe entrepreneurship course, Anabela learned how to best manage both businesses, increasing her overall income by 220%.

Entrepreneurship, Women's Economic Empowerment