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El Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos abrió la convocatoria para que microempresas o pequeñas cooperativas dedicadas al cultivo de cacao puedan inscribirse en el concurso El Poder de Crecer, el cual premiará a los ganadores con acceso a asesoría por un capital de hasta $43,000 para promover una solución de negocios.
The U.S. Department of State opened the registration to Power to Grow, an initiative where micro or small enterprises dedicated to cocoa farming may apply to win up to $43,000 to promote their business solution.
The initiative is fueled by La Red de Innovación e Impacto, with the support of the World Environment Center (WEC), Le Groupe-Conseil Baastel Itée (Baastel) and RioSlum Studio.
A project in Uganda is empowering smallholder dairy and honey farmers to control their own community development by gaining access to high-value markets.
The project, funded by ACIAR and run by the World Agroforestry Centre, has been operating since 2015 and aims to bring farmers together through innovation platforms (IP), enabling farming communities to take a collective approach to common problems.
Diversifying the supply chain is of the utmost importance to ensuring the greatest possible choice of goods and services. The most obvious advantages are cost and efficiency, but it also comes down to sustainability and, ultimately, reputation….
Actress Nikki Reed has announced her partnership with Dell through her company Bayou With Love. Together, they're recycling gold scraps from Dell's old motherboards and turning them into a new line of jewelry, Engadget reports. The line includes 14- and 18-carat gold rings, earrings, and cufflinks.
Multinational computer company Dell has partnered with LA-based jewellery designer Nikki Reed to give gold recovered from old computer motherboards a second life supporting the sustainable design movement.
The ‘Circular Collection’ is a limited edition jewelry collection, part of the Bayou with Love series, sourced from gold from Dell’s recycling programmes and includes 14-and 18-carat gold rings, earrings, and cufflinks.