Repurposing with a Purpose
David Browning ’99 explains how a nonprofit doing coffee sustainability verification became a source of crucial public health data.
Can coffee help juice economic development?
A nonprofit is teaching business skills to East African farmers in order to let them enter the high-profit global market for specialty coffee. The project showed enough promise to get $50 million in underwriting from the Gates Foundation, and now aims to reach 180,000 growers. David Browning ’99 of Technoserve describes how to educate small-hold farmers to plug into the global market.