TWO AGENCIES IMPROVE CLIENT EXPERIENCE AND INCREASE TRANSPARENCY
In March 2020, Rodrigo Gonzalez, President of Paraguay’s National Plant and Seed Quality and Health Service (SENAVE), was under increased pressure from the public. The…
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IESC is pleased to share its 2020 Annual Report. During an extremely challenging year due to COVID-19, we are proud of the difference we made and the significant progress our programs achieved toward our mission of improving lives, creating jobs, and helping enterprises grow. We hope you will enjoy reading about the results we achieved and the lasting impact we made for communities around the world.
With the support of our dedicated staff,…read more
A game-changing initiative helps Dominican exporters comply with new food safety regulations
In the Dominican town of Jarabacoa is an agricultural export company called EDELCA, which exports bell peppers and Beefsteak tomatoes to the United States. The company focuses on the ethnic market segment, specifically, the Dominican diaspora in New York and Miami.
EDELCA has been around since 1995 but has had a spotty history — at one point, the…read more
Improving milk handling processes from farmers to milk chilling centers brings returns to medium-scale dairy processor in Sri Lanka
Chello Dairies began its journey in 1995 as a small-scale domestic enterprise manufacturing ice cream pops. Mr. Kapila Ruwan Bandara, a young entrepreneur and the company’s founder, had a mission: to provide consumers with superior taste and quality at an affordable price. Through hard work and a focus on…
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS WALK A LONG ROAD TO EXPORT AVOCADOS
New avocado producers in Pedernales, Dominican Republic, are introducing new growing techniques that are transforming the economy of the southeastern province. As avocado farms grow, they displace more traditional, but less lucrative, crops.
Gilberto and Cesarina Espinal, along with Gilberto’s brother Sendy, are young entrepreneurs with an interest in avocados dating back to 2018….read more