December 1, 2020

A Strategic Plan Developed by a F2F Volunteer Helped Dairy Farmers to Thrive During Global Pandemic

F2F volunteer Bruce Lachney and the cooperative’s manager, Mr. Benard King’oo, overlook dairy procedures.

The global COVID-19 pandemic had an immediate impact on most rural farming households and communities in Kenya. Many farmers lost access to finance, farm inputs…

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November 23, 2020

Entrepreneurs Use the Power of Their Network to Adapt and Respond in a Crisis
Since November 2017, a group of more than 100 young entrepreneurs in Dominican Republic have formed a network for the purpose of exchanging technical knowledge, sharing experiences, and exchanging business contacts. The idea for the network emerged from a new generation of younger exporters wanting to change the status quo. In their view, business as usual in the…

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October 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis and one of the greatest challenges humanity has faced in the past century. Since its emergence in late 2019, the virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica. More than 23 million people worldwide have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 1,000,000 have lost their lives to the disease. As the pandemic broke, hospitals found themselves simultaneously facing unprecedented patient…

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October 5, 2020

Gourmet cocoa products with special tastes of the Caribbean
Belarmino Rodríguez using the cacao powder filler machine.

Belarmino Rodríguez is well known for his infectious enthusiasm for his work. He started his own business in 1991 with a particular goal in mind: to establish a unique Caribbean line of wellness and gourmet food products. The name of his company was…

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August 16, 2020

“The statement – ‘A Vietnamese business couldn’t produce high quality fasteners for large customers’ motivated me to set up a new fastener production factory in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province in 2018,” said Ms. Pham Thu Mai, Chairperson and CEO of Tung Lam Manufacturing and Trading Company Limited, a small enterprise located in southeastern Vietnam. “I proved that a Vietnamese enterprise could, that my business could. And we could do…

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June 15, 2020

IESC F2F Volunteer Supports Linking Tanzanian Smallholder Farmers to New and Profitable Markets
Even with irrigation systems and agricultural training provided by organizations like Agronomos Sin Fronteras Foundation (ASFF), Mboga na Matunda (MnM), a USAID-funded project, and the Tanzanian government, farmers in the Mufindi district of Tanzania still struggled to find buyers for their produce. This struggle led the farmers to lose money and…

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