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Technology innovations showing new ways of addressing old development challenges

Some of the needs of manufacturers of commercial goods and producers of services may be addressed by technology solutions from industrialized countries as well as advanced developing economies. These innovations on new ways of doing things efficiently could be made … Continue reading

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Raw material innovation – bamboo, ethnic fabric make bagful of dreams a success

Rovilyn Mayat-an, owner of Mayat-An Handicrafts, is known for having innovatively mixed two ethnic crafts of Northern Luzon (Philippines) in weaving – that of earth colored bamboo with woven ethnic fabric in every imaginable hue. Her production ranges from fashion … Continue reading

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Disseminating benefits of technology innovations to more people, in more places

Growing techniques in bags can be very useful in areas characterized by scarcity of water and arable land. This is what DEVNET International is promoting in collaboration with the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre of Zimbabwe. Experiments and … Continue reading

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Little innovations add up to make a big difference

Whether it is something unique in the product, its packaging or even the customer service itself, all these come-ons and sweeteners keep buyers satisfied and coming for more. Such is the story of two micro enterprises that started to be … Continue reading

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A Nepalese woman’s story: Growing business in seed production for export market

A woman-run seed production company networked with ordinary women folks in the remote hills of Nepal is giving well-established seed producers and exporters tough competition. How she does it is a story she offers to share with other women working … Continue reading

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Ethnic foods cater to international market, Filipinos overseas

Few have the time, energy and inclination to prepare a dish that takes hours to prepare. One such dish is laing, a staple of Filipino cuisine that has gained wide acceptability throughout the world. Owners of Moondish Foods Corp., Anna … Continue reading

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Global Summit of Women 2016 – building an inclusive economy in the Digital Age

Around 1,000 women leaders in business and government from every corner of the world are expected to join the Global Summit of Women to be held on 9 – 11 June 2016 at Warsaw, Poland. With the theme, “Women – … Continue reading

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Women learning from woman on bamboocraft techniques

As resilient as the native material she uses to create fine handicrafts Moring Aberion, owner of a small enterprise that bears her name, never limits her reach for markets and partners. In fact, she challenges the limits of her capacity … Continue reading

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A Woman’s homebusiness – Working at home, connecting to markets abroad

Women are a driving force in national economic development and their share in the labor force and the business sector continues to rise. They are involved in enterprises at all levels as managers and owners, and have made an important … Continue reading

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Natural, organic farming practices engage community enterprises

A community-based people’s initiative to promote the use of environment-friendly technology and innovative ways of caring for and conserving the resources in the environment has caught the imagination of micro and small-scale enterprises in the southern Tagalog region (Luzon) of … Continue reading

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