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“This is just a completely new animal,” says Ada Osakwe, the founder of Nigeria’s Agrolay Ventures and Nuli Juice, says. “Things are changing every second.”
A website originally designed to advise municipal authorities in Peru has taken on an unexpected role—as an information hub in confronting the coronavirus pandemic.
A processing plant is expected to increase incomes of 120,000 small suppliers of shea butter, nearly all of them women living in poverty.
Gender bond offers owners of small businesses opportunities to find financing—and equal economic footing.
With geographical indication, producers of a distinctive Bosnian cream cheese turn tradition into competitive advantage.