Together with our partners, TechnoServe is helping to grow strong markets that create opportunities for enterprising people in the developing world.
- Where We Work
- Burkina Faso
- Côte d’Ivoire
- El Salvador
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- South Africa
- South Sudan
The TechnoServe Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing is dedicated to generating evidence on innovations in smallholder sourcing that improve outcomes for farmers and companies, as well as promoting broad-based adoption of effective innovations.
The Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE) program aims to increase the competitiveness of the African food processing sector and to expand the availability of affordable and nutritious food to local populations. The program continues a partnership with USAID, Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe to scale and refine the model built under AAIFP.
TechnoServe serves as the manager of the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), which supports the African Agriculture Fund, a private equity fund, to address food security challenges across Africa. TAF provides technical assistance to small and growing businesses (SGBs) invested in by the African Agriculture Fund, and improves linkages between enterprises and smallholder outgrowers.
The Connected Farmer Alliance (CFA) is a public-private partnership that seeks to promote commercially sustainable mobile agriculture solutions and increase productivity and revenues for 500,000 smallholder farmers across Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. The program also aims to increase revenues for agribusinesses and agricultural value chain service providers.
In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, TechnoServe’s Innovations in Outcome Measurement (IOM) project aims to identify breakthrough innovations capable of transforming agriculture and to develop a framework for scaling these innovations for business use.
Food processing provides the potential to create necessary jobs in Zambia’s rural areas, as well as strengthening the competitiveness of the broader value chain. In partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), TechnoServe has launched the year long Private Enterprise Program Zambia in order to provide business development services to informal Zambian retailers
TechnoServe with funding from the European Union is reaching programming to help enable the European Commission to achieve the goal of helping to address core issues currently faced by agricultural industry players and poor households in Zimbabwe, as well as inform future thinking and program design
With large rural populations in Africa, it can be difficult to reach farmers for training and traveling to training can be costly and time consuming for farmers. The Mobile Training Unit project is an innovative agricultural extension training approach, which allows for large groups of smallholder farmers to receive audio and visual training lessons in rural areas.
A three-year program funded by the EU to address food security in a holistic manner by focusing on capacity building at the household level, specifically targeting improved farm and business management by program participants.
TechnoServe is primarily responsible for reaching out to farmers towards implementation of extension activities and developing agriculture markets, establishing linkage between farmers and markets, monitoring farmer mobilization for formation of farmer groups and farmer producer organizations, training and capacity-building of farmers, farmer federations and Agriculture Department Officials, monitoring implementation of all initiatives in the cluster.