TechnoServe's blog highlights the lessons and successes from our work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
In Divo, Côte d’Ivoire, cocoa is critical to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. TechnoServe is helping farmers to realize the full value of their crops.
In his first overseas trip as World Bank Group president, Jim Yong Kim visited Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa last week. During his time in Côte d’Ivoire, Kim visited a youth training center, where he met a group of young entrepreneurs who are receiving training through a TechnoServe business plan competition.
Workers at the Agri-Business Company cashew factory in Touba, Côte d'Ivoire, shell cashew nuts. TechnoServe provides technical assistance to the factory as part of the African Cashew Initiative (ACi), which aims to help 150,000 small-scale farmers generate an additional $15 million in income each year.
Peace and prosperity go hand in hand. On the six-month countdown to Global Truce 2012, learn why TechnoServe has joined the call for a world without violence on Peace Day.
In Divo, Côte d’Ivoire, women prepare to dump cocoa pods onto a collection pile. Cocoa is a major source of income for smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s largest producer of cocoa beans.