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.
With planned giving, you can create a legacy to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
We pay tribute to TechnoServe’s founder, Ed Bullard, who would have celebrated his 80th birthday today.
TechnoServe celebrates the spirit and memory of our founder.
Ed Bullard launched TechnoServe as a different type of nonprofit – one that would help poor people by connecting them to information and market opportunities.
In 1996, TechnoServe founder Ed Bullard traveled to northern Nicaragua to visit members of the Enrique Bermúdez Cooperative. Two years earlier, these farmers were soldiers emerging from a civil war. With TechnoServe’s assistance, they began to plant trees and revive the barren land, which was decimated from years of war. TechnoServe helped the farmers reintroduce coffee trees and connect to markets for their crops. The former soldiers formed a cooperative and committed themselves to rebuilding their livelihoods.