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 Haiti Hope Project was a five-year, $9.5 million public-private partnership among businesses, multilateral development institutions, the U.S. Government and nonprofits, designed to create sustainable economic opportunities for Haitian mango farmers and their families.
A partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Project Nurture aims to help more than 50,000 small-scale mango and passion fruit farmers in Kenya and Uganda double their fruit incomes. TechnoServe and its partners are working with farmers to identify new market opportunities, improve productivity and develop strong farmer business groups.
TechnoServe, in partnership with Syngenta, is working to increase productivity and improve the market for these potatoes and tomatoes in Kenya, by providing quality crop inputs, improving access to finance, and enhancing the capacity of market service centers for farmers. The project aims to reach 15,000 smallholder potato and tomato farmers in Kenya from March 2016 to February of 2017.
Post-harvest losses in the value chain reduce incomes for mango farmers in Kenya. TechnoServe in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation launched a pilot project in July of 2015 to address key areas where post-harvest losses can be reduced, increasing incomes for farmers and the sustainability of the mango value chain in the Kenyan market.
TechnoServe’s two-year pilot project in Southern Bahia State helped 60 smallholder farmers to diversify their crops and integrate into the value chain of a leading national agro-processing company, Inaceres. Through an innovative partnership with Inaceres and Institute Ventura, TechnoServe identified a market for hearts of palm, a high-value gourmet delicacy in Brazil.
TechnoServe determined early on that Mozambique had the potential to become a major supplier of tropical fruit to world markets and in particular to the Middle East. Our research indicates Mozambique could cultivate more than 30,000 hectares of bananas within the next 15 years, creating approximately 90,000 jobs.
Since 2011, TechnoServe has been integrating hundreds of smallholder farmers from various geographies in Mexico into the value chain of an international retail chain. This established, direct commercial link enables small-scale producers to have a more reliable channel for their crops and ultimately improve their incomes.