TechnoServe receives NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award
The National Coffee Association has named TechnoServe the recipient of the 2020 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award, sponsored by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee.
TechnoServe works with smallholder farmers in 14 coffee-growing countries, empowering them to access skills, resources, technology, and funding that helps them not only grow high-quality coffee but also build stronger, more resilient livelihoods and communities.
“The coffee industry depends on a strong partnership with farmers,” said William ‘Bill’ Murray, NCA’s president and CEO.
“TechnoServe is a shining example of how coffee companies, development experts, and the farmers themselves are working together to fight poverty, build capacity, and strengthen coffee-growing communities.”
William Warshauer, TechnoServe’s CEO and president, commented: “TechnoServe is honored to receive the National Coffee Association’s Origin Charity of the Year Award.
“Our organization was founded more than 50 years ago with the idea that when women and men in developing countries have access to information, capital, and markets, they can create prosperity for themselves and their communities. Nowhere is that more true than the coffee sector, and we look forward to continuing to work with partners across the industry to create lasting, transformative impact around the globe.”
Two award finalists – meriting special mention – were Lutheran World Relief and Strategies for International Development (SID).
The award will be presented at the NCA 2020 Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, on 6 March.