Entrepreneurship

An Eco-Friendly, Woman-Owned Enterprise Supports Menstrual Equity in Benin

A new mother in Benin began making reusable diapers and menstrual pads after having her son. She quickly realized there was an opportunity to help other women by creating sustainable menstrual products – and empowering the next generation.

Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Micro-Retail
Entrepreneurship, Local Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses, Women's Economic Empowerment
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Quiz: Food Processing vs. Processed Food – What’s the Difference?

  “Food Processing” and “Processed Food” Aren’t Synonymous Over the years, the term “processed foods” has acquired a less-than-healthy connotation, especially in higher-income countries. You might be surprised to learn that food processing can actually improve nutrition. For certain foods, such as cashews, food fortification is an essential…

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Food Processing, Food Security
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A New Tool for Business to Fight Malnutrition: Micronutrient Fortification Index Launches in Nigeria

Malnutrition is one of the world’s biggest development challenges. But food fortification can dramatically improve a population’s nutrition—if food processing companies have the right tools and knowledge. Last week, TechnoServe launched a new platform to help food processors track and improve fortification, marking important progress in fighting malnutrition in Nigeria and beyond.

Food Processing, Food Security