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In This Corner of Honduras, “Agriculture” Isn’t a Dirty Word

Posted by Will McAneny  |  Sep 22, 2017 9:50:51 AM

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For young people in many farming communities, agriculture has become a dirty word. But in Ocotepeque, Honduras, ag is cool.

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Topics: Mexico and Central America, Future of Farming, Stories of Impact

Human-Centered Design: From California to Côte d'Ivoire

Posted by Kate Hyder  |  Sep 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What do young leaders in agriculture really want?

Last year, we asked young leaders in rural Ghana what it takes to be an effective agricultural business leader in their communities. Our next step was to translate what we learned into prototypes designed to strengthen the agricultural leaders of today and tomorrow.

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Topics: West Africa, Strengthening Businesses, Future of Farming

Making Agriculture Work for the Farmers of the Future

Posted by Alexandra Tuinstra  |  Jan 17, 2017 12:24:15 PM

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Noe Portillo of CAPUCAS, explaining how his cooperative is supporting farmers in diversifying into other crops like tomatoes. 

“If we don’t have coffee… well, we just have to look for another alternative.” In just a few words, CAPUCAS agronomist Noe Portillo perfectly sums up the practical and bold leadership that’s needed in coffee today.

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Topics: Mexico and Central America, Strengthening Businesses, Future of Farming, Stories of Impact

Cultivating the Next Crop of Agricultural Entrepreneurs

Posted by Matt Foerster  |  Oct 6, 2016 1:10:25 PM

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Young managers participating in a financial management training hosted by Root Capital. Photo credit: Stuart Freedman/Argidius Foundation

The annual macadamia harvest is now underway in Kenya, and The Village Nut Company’s hilltop factory in Nyeri County is buzzing with activity. As farmers deliver their crop and employees carefully hand-sort the finest nuts, the Muhara siblings are busy mentoring the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs, fulfilling a promise they made years ago. 

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Topics: East Africa, Future of Farming, Stories of Impact