Environmental Sustainability

Making a Lasting Impact: Q&A with Rob Johnson, Former TechnoServe Fellow and Social Enterprise Entrepreneur

Rob Johnson is a former TechnoServe Fellow who worked in Haiti in 2011 performing a poultry value chain assessment. After his time as a Fellow, Rob returned to serve as a program manager in the TechnoServe Haiti Office. He then launched a social enterprise in Haiti called Acceso, which works to improve smallholder farmer income through inclusive value chains. In this Q&A, Rob shares how TechnoServe played a foundational role in his life and social enterprise career.

Environmental Sustainability, Small and Growing Businesses
Fellows Program, Local Economic Development, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Impact

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
TechnoServe employee leads income generating training in Mexico

How Better Strawberries Improve Incomes for Mexican Farmers

COVID-19 was just the latest challenge for small-scale farmers in central Mexico. With limited technical knowledge and market connections, many have struggled for years to improve their incomes. José García Martínez was one of those farmers when he joined a TechnoServe program a year ago. Today, he is earning enough to provide security and better opportunities for his family—“a life-changing experience.”

Agriculture, COVID-19, Environmental Sustainability