Impact + Stories

In 2012, TechnoServe's work helped transform the lives of 2.9 million people in more than 30 countries by targeting improvements in farms, businesses and industries. These efforts are creating a better future for families in the developing world.

By The Numbers

Higher Revenues for Farmers


We work to strengthen market systems so that smallholder farmers can sustainably increase their incomes.



Farmers Participating


Increase in Farmer Revenues


Total Farmer Revenues

Higher Revenues for Businesses


We help enterprising people build and expand businesses that provide economic opportunity.



Businesses Participating


Increase in Business Revenues


Total Business Revenues

New Jobs, Higher Wages


We target industries with the potential to create jobs on a large scale in poor communities.



New Jobs


Increase in Wages Paid


Total Wages Paid

Our Impact


2.9 million

Men, women and children who benefited

Based on an average of five people per family



Innovating on the Farm

After completing TechnoServe's STRYDE program, Arnest Sebbumba is expanding operations on his family farm in Uganda and sowing the seeds of youth empowerment in his community.

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Cocoa Farmers Connect with Gourmet Chocolate Maker

Honduran growers lead the country's rebirth as a producer of high-quality cocoa.

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Maasai Women Launch Successful Dairy Business

Thousands of Maasai women now have a reliable market for their milk thanks to a pioneering cooperative in Kenya.

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Three Years Later, Crafts Business Thrives in India

Chetana, a 2009 TechnoServe business plan competition winner in southern India, is creating meaningful economic opportunities for disabled people in the community.

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2014 World View

An annual update for friends and supporters of TechnoServe.

2012 Annual Report

Read our 2012 Annual Report to see how we made a difference in the lives of 2.9 million people in more than 30 countries.