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November 2014
News in Agricultural Technology
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Seeds In Handa
New Partnerships in Mozambique

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, with USAID/Mozambique, is pleased to announce two new partnerships that will improve the livelihoods of over 15,000 smallholder farmers.

The partnerships are Partnering for Innovation's first in Mozambique. Opportunity International and local partner Banco Opportunidade de Mozambique will be providing technical assistance and financial services to over 5,000 smallholder farmers. iDE, with partners Lusosem and HUB Assistancia Technica e Formacao, will build the capacity of 40 agro-dealers and establish 200 commercially-oriented farm business advisers to provide extension services and access to inputs for over 10,000 smallholder farmers. 

Learn more here!

From a Coffee Bean to an Empire 

Who is Juan Valdez and why should we care?

Juan Valdez is one of the world's most iconic brands and a successful business model for smallholders. The cooperative behind it is a story about moving smallholders to the powerful position of shareholders.

Read more in Partnering for Innovation's latest blog about Juan Valdez and how this company, which started as a small cooperative in the Andes, has become a global brand and engaged thousands of smallholders.

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Funding Opportunity - Application Deadline Approaching! 

Are you working on horticulture in Guatemala? If so, Partnering for Innovation and USAID/Guatemala have an open call for proposals for horticulture projects that will improve smallholders farmers' productivity and incomes. If your business or organization is registered in Guatemala and meets the requirements in the scope of work, please apply. For further instructions and guidance, please see the cost notes and sample budget template.

Stay tuned for Partnering for Innovation to release another call for Expressions of Interest for funding for commercializing agricultural technologies in Feed the Future countries in 2015. To learn more about engaging with Partnering for Innovation, please watch our video.


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