June 17, 2021

Cocoa Producer Finds Success Learning from Other Farmers
Nagua is a small town in the Dominican Republic, and locals would not describe it as an agricultural hub. But Nagua native Pedro Martínez is committed to continuing the family…

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May 24, 2021

Geography, economic class, poor access to information, and cultural or parental preferences, frequently combined, leave youth in Sri Lanka with little independent choice in their educational or career paths. As a result, they are in the habit of passively accepting the career outcome that unfolds for them based on their environment and circumstances. To…

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May 20, 2021

F2F volunteers support bank to target needs of agricultural lenders and borrowers
Since its establishment in 2007, AccessBank Tanzania (ABT) has strived to become one of the leading providers of financial services in the country. ABT’s services target the needs of lower- and middle-income individuals and businesses, including those engaged in agriculture production in rural areas of the country. To become a leader and meet the needs of its…

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April 8, 2021

Biofcacao is a growing cocoa processing and export company nestled in the hilly Dominican town of Villa Altagracia. The company draws on local producers and is an important driver of the local economy.

Biofcacao has been around since 1998. In the last few years, the company has earned several international certifications to respond to increased global demand for Dominican cocoa. These certifications include Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, USDA…

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March 11, 2021

There are a few reasons why people might prefer an alternative to pizza made with classic wheat-based dough, for example, food allergies or taste preferences. Dominican Chef Valeria García saw an opportunity for her to re-imagine pizza and transform the way diners consume this popular dish. After studying abroad at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, she created a recipe for pizza dough that uses cauliflower-based…

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March 8, 2021

This blog was written by Bonnie Osborn, a Communications Specialist that has conducted successful volunteer assignments on the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Access to Finance program in Tanzania and the USAID Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) program. Bonnie had the opportunity to work closely with the women in the communities she served and believes their stories should be shared and celebrated…

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