TechnoServe's blog highlights the lessons and successes from our work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
Training is critical to help farmers build skills that can lead them out of poverty. Our work in Kenya and Uganda is doing just that.
Project Nurture aims to help more than 50,000 small-scale fruit farmers double their fruit incomes, helping to prove that smallholder farmers can generate meaningful income through fruit production and be competitive suppliers in a market system.
Byagatonda Emmanuel and his wife Murerehe Speciose live in a prime coffee-producing area in Rwanda, but for years they produced low-quality coffee in small quantities.
Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tells the story of visiting a village in Kenya where Heifer International and TechnoServe partnered to establish a milk chilling plant.
Sam Koole, chairman of the Kainja Mango Farmers Association, remembers a time only a few years ago when the fruit from the Sena, a variety of mango native to eastern Uganda, was left to rot on the ground. Since launching Project Nurture in 2010, local farmers are no longer taking the Sena for granted.