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
Ganadería Empresarial (GANE) seeks to improve the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers in Nicaragua. With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TechnoServe is helping 4,000 farmers increase productivity, strengthen producer organizations and connect to higher-value markets.
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in partnership with Heifer International, the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) program is designed to boost the milk yields and incomes of small-scale farmers so they can lift their families and communities out of poverty.
BAIF Development Research Foundation has pioneered a unique doorstep delivery model of providing breeding services (artificial insemination) to cattle owners, through its Cattle Development Centers (CDCs). TechnoServe carried out research and business strategy planning, assisting BAIF to scale up from 1,700 to 3,000 CDCs across Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra states.
TechnoServe implemented an 18-month pilot program to strengthen Zimbabwe’s poultry industry. In partnership with DAPP Zimbabwe, TechnoServe tested new models of linking poultry companies with small-scale chicken outgrowers, aiming to raise the incomes of more than 70 outgrowers by at least $1,000 each per year.
In order to improve the income of 4,000 rural smallholder producers through increased production and marketing, TechnoServe is implementing Ganadería Empresarial (GANE), a Nicaraguan livestock initiative. GANE will position Nicaragua’s livestock industry to compete on a global scale.
Together with several partners, TechnoServe supports the development of small-scale milk producers in the state of Jalisco as they improve the management of their farms and therefore increase their family income. TechnoServe collaborates with Danone to link 300 small-scale dairy farmers to their value chain, ensuring a market for their milk.
Beekeeping is one of the major livelihood activities in the departments of Colón and Ocotepeque, providing income and other benefits like food, nutrition and medicine. TechnoServe is promoting sustainable beekeeping in these communities by organizing groups of beekeepers and providing business training and consulting.
TechnoServe, with financing from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, helped a group of dairy farmers and processing plants in northern El Salvador gain access to higher-paying export markets by improving the milking process, modernizing plants and establishing links with buyers. The program created nearly 1,000 new jobs over two years.