Projects

Together with our partners, TechnoServe is helping to grow strong markets that create opportunities for enterprising people in the developing world.

Technical Assistance Facility

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.

Agribusiness

Connected Farmer Alliance

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.

Agribusiness

Women’s Farmer Producer Groups in Bihar

TechnoServe is implementing a year-long technical assistance project in Bihar aimed at strengthening the state’s effort to support women farmers through forming producer groups.

Agribusiness

Sharing Agricultural Innovation Between India and Africa

This unique South-South collaboration aims to build, demonstrate and test a scalable model of transferring agricultural innovations from India to Africa.

Agribusiness

Sustainable Agricultural Improvement

The three-year Sustainable Agricultural Improvement (Mejoramiento Agrícola Sostenible, or MAS, in Spanish) Project targets small-scale coffee and bean farmers in the central region of Honduras through funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food for Progress program,

Agribusiness

Promoting Best Practices in Agronomy and Sustainability

TechnoServe is implementing a two-year program to deliver training to 3,000 smallholder farmers in agronomy and sustainability best practices, supported by the corporate foundation of a global retailer.

Agribusiness

Promoting Investment and Competitiveness for Agribusinesses

FinAgro is a program funded by USAID and the Government of Mozambique designed to increase the competitiveness of the Mozambican private sector in selected cash crops and value chains.

Agribusiness

Supporting Organic Production through a Business Cell

Organic production has been a priority in the northern state of Uttarakhand. However, little value addition or processing happens within the state. TechnoServe is establishing a Business Development Cell as part of the Uttarakhand Organic Commodities Board, supporting private enterprises throughout the organic supply chain.

Agribusiness

Analyzing Agribusiness in South Asia

TechnoServe is carrying out an India-wide mapping and analysis of the agribusiness sector, working with IFC Advisory to inform their South Asia Agribusiness Strategy and to identify potential investment opportunities for IFC in India.

Agribusiness

Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements

The Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements (EDOTS) program is creating sustainable, replicable livelihood opportunities for Tibetans in exile in India and Nepal. Through scalable models of improved organic farming, workforce development and entrepreneurship training/support, the project aims to reduce out-migration from Tibetan settlements and preserve Tibetan culture.

Agribusiness

Expanding Opportunities for Farmers in North East India

Over two years, TechnoServe worked to strengthen agricultural value chains across India’s North Eastern states, promoting aggregation and effective post-harvest management to benefit smallholder farmers.

Agribusiness

Business Planning Support for Farmer Producer Companies

The program team conducted business plan training on areas such as operations and human resources strategy, supported the Farmer Producer Companies in goal setting and identifying key revenue and cost drivers and trained FPCs to prepare financial statements and forecasts.

Agribusiness