May 1, 2019

Market-Oriented Dairy (MOD) Project Creates a Paradigm Shift, Teaching Dairy Farmers to Unlearn and Relearn
Mr. Rohitha Edirisinghe, a dairy farmer from Naththandiya who supplies a chilling center in Kurunegala district, received his first cow as a gift from his mother-in-law eighteen years ago. When he was introduced to MOD’s Productivity Director Dr. Sivayoganathan and Regional Technical Specialist Mr. Kapila Wickramasinghe, he had a…

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April 1, 2019

ENGINE Supported capacity building leads to Successful Mango Cultivation Business

As a child, in lieu of playing with his friends, John Mwakitalu would opt to work in his family’s garden where he would “help the plants grow”. He was fascinated with the plants’ life cycles and wanted to learn more.  In pursuit of this knowledge, John attended Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, and studied with the SUGECO Business…

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March 8, 2019


International Women’s Day 2019: “Better the balance, better the world”

By David Hartingh, President and CEO

IESC’s Home Office team bettering the balance.

Today, March 8, we celebrate…

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August 28, 2018

F2F MENA volunteers team up to support a mission-driven environmental organization
Green Hand Organization (GHO) in Lebanon is one of only ten United Nations accredited environmental organizations in the Arab world. GHO was founded with the mission of preserving Lebanon’s extraordinary biodiversity. With this mission, GHO is constantly expanding its portfolio and taking on new cultural preservation and youth engagement-focused initiatives….

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July 10, 2018

Launch of Produce Traceability System to Support Ghanaian Horticulture Compliance with International Standards
Faced with an export ban on five vegetable products starting in 2015 and increasing rejections of fresh fruit and vegetable shipments to the European Union, Ghana set a goal: meet internationally recognized food safety standards so that Ghanaian products can compete in international markets. One of the major challenges facing Ghana was…

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March 7, 2018

By Carybeth Reddy and Aichata Mohamed Sako

Diallo Sako runs a successful soap import company in Bamako, Mali.

In Mali’s capital of Bamako, Diallo Hawa Traore runs a soap company, one of the first in the city to sell gabakourouni, a special soap from Ivory Coast. She started the company more than a dozen years ago. Diallo’s wholesale and retail customers know…

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