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

Linking Grain Farmers to Markets

The Storage and Proper Post-Harvest Improvements for Resource Efficiency (SAPPHIRE) program is working to increase incomes for 20,000 smallholder maize and rice farmers in the Mbeya Region. Better post-harvest handling will increase the value of grain crops, and improved access to storage will reduce losses.


Studying the Rice Value Chain

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are focusing on rice as a key crop in their fight to improve nutrition and increase smallholder farmer incomes. TechnoServe is working with the Gates Foundation to analyze the rice sector throughout India and Bangladesh.


Promoting Rice Water-Use Efficiency Technologies

Rice is one of India’s most important crops, yet rice cultivation is water intensive and greatly reduces already limited water resources. In partnership with IFC Advisory, TechnoServe devised an innovative business model to provide farmers with Water Use Efficiency (WUE) technologies in a sustainable manner.


Engaging Rural Women through Maize Mills

Moageiras Milénio de Moçambique's goal is a profitable social franchise of maize mills delivering reliable, affordable milling services and a range of affordable, nutritious foodstuffs. The company is headquartered in Nampula Province, with business operations planned throughout the northern provinces of the country.


Revitalizing Grain Collection Centers

TechnoServe is supporting the grain and cereals value chain in northern Uganda through our work with World Food Programme (WFP) collection centers. WFP centers have great potential to improve the grain and cereal marketing infrastructure in this post-conflict environment; however, they are currently being utilized at only 10 to 20 percent capacity.


Supporting Farmer Cooperatives

As part of the Maize Alliance in Ethiopia, TechnoServe is supporting nine farmer-owned cooperative unions, which are umbrella organizations for primary cooperatives, to improve their access to markets.