infocafés: US Supports Cocoa Farmers From El Salvador Through Technical Assistance


The US Department of State launched a call for proposals to allow micro enterprises or small cooperatives dedicated to cocoa farming to apply to the Power to Grow Challenge, which will provide the awardees with up to $43,000 to promote their business solution.

The initiative is promoted by State Department’s La Red de Innovación e Impacto and with the collaboration of World Environment Center (WEC), Le Groupe-Conseil Baastel Itée (Baastel), and  RioSlum Studio.

The Promise of a Connected Earth


Right now, on this day, at this point in time, connections are being made like never before. From people to cities to farms to everything in between, technology weaves through our connected world to bring us closer together, make us smarter… and help us solve some of the earth’s biggest environmental challenges. 

This Earth Day we’re taking a moment to think about how all of this technology can create a better tomorrow for our planet.

Vermont Governor Applauds Sodexo’s Commitment To The “Vermont First” Pledge To Impact State’s Agricultural Economy And Improve The Well-Being Of Vermonters

Press Release

Montpelier, VT, September 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin applauded a private sector company’s commitment to the procurement of local food in Vermont institutions. Sodexo, a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations with a major presence in Vermont, announced today a major initiative to help grow Vermont’s local food economy by committing to buy local food first via a comprehensive program.

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