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3 Questions with CIO Anne Kottmeier on Technology and Innovation in Development

Anne Kottmeier
August 9, 2022
3 Minute Read
Chemonics’ new Chief Information Officer (CIO) Anne Kottmeier joins us with a wealth of global experience in information technology management in different industries. In this blog, she explores how technology and innovation are crucial to development, and what we can learn from others to enhance our impact.
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Digitizing the Agricultural Value Chain

Melissa Benn
March 18, 2021
< 1 Minute Read
How can development implementers navigate low- and middle-income countries' technology infrastructure challenges to help facilitate the development of successful, innovative, digital technologies? This blog provides key lessons learned from the award-winning Agronavti app from the USAID's Zrda Activity in Georgia.
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How to Stop Zoom Zone-Out: Lessons from VukaNow

Belinda Glenn | Beth Skorochod
March 11, 2021
4 Minute Read
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, with the shift to virtual engagements looking more permanent and increasing levels of “Zoom fatigue” being reported, empowering team members with the necessary tips and techniques to make these interactions a success remains essential.
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3 Questions with Cynthia Steen on Transforming Moldova’s Agriculture Sector

Cynthia Steen
May 21, 2019
5 Minute Read
In Moldova, agricultural producers are diversifying their markets, while brokering new relationships and harnessing innovative technologies. Cynthia Steen discusses challenges and successes in this venture.
Kaduna state farmers (from left) Sani Saidu, Adamu Haruna, and Abdulwauab Haruna demonstrate manual land preparation in a post-harvest field on Nov. 22, 2016.

Celebrating Nigeria’s Food and Agriculture Markets

Ilisa Gertner
August 4, 2015
3 Minute Read
By putting high-quality, low-cost appropriate technologies and best practices in the hands of hundreds of thousands of rural poor and smallholder farmers while linking them to demand-driven private sector partners, MARKETS II is improving productivity, incomes, resilience, and access to diverse quality food.
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News: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Visits Chemonics Project in Haiti

December 18, 2014
2 Minute Read
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and U.S. Ambassador Pamela A. White visited a Haitian food court where Chemonics has helped food vendors transition completely to propane cook stoves, lowering CO2 emissions, pressure on Haiti’s forests, and energy costs.