Projects

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

Building a Sustainable Cashew Processing Industry

TechnoServe is an implementing partner in the African Cashew Initiative, which works to increase the quantity and quality of cashews produced and processed on the continent. In Burkina Faso, TechnoServe helps processors improve and expand their operations through employee trainings, technology transfer and other critical forms of technical assistance.

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Building a Vibrant Cashew Processing Industry

TechnoServe is an implementing partner in the African Cashew Initiative, which works to increase the quantity and quality of cashews produced and processed on the continent. In Benin, TechnoServe provides processors with technical assistance to open new factories and make existing facilities more productive and profitable.

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Growing the Cashew Industry

TechnoServe is an implementing partner in the African Cashew Initiative, which works to improve the volume and value of cashews produced and processed in Africa. In Ghana, TechnoServe has provided four cashew processors with intensive technical assistance, helping create more than 1,000 jobs.

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Improving Cashew Production and Processing

TechnoServe worked with a range of partners to develop a competitive cashew industry in Tanzania. The program, completed in 2010, organized farmers into business groups, helping them to produce higher-quality nuts and linking them to premium markets.

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Raising Women’s Incomes through Shea Butter

TechnoServe is helping 3,000 rural women in northern Ghana maximize their income potential through shea butter. The organization has helped women’s shea-producing and -processing groups upgrade their business skills, acquire financing, find new market opportunities and develop a culture of savings and investment.

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Strengthening the Peanut Sector

Beyond being rich in protein and a key part of Haitian diets, peanuts are a vital cash crop for farmers throughout the country. TechnoServe will help farmers increase their productivity and incomes via trainings, targeted inputs and financing, as well as support the development of key services to improve value-chain efficiency and competitiveness.

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Supporting the Cashew Sector

As part of the African Cashew Initiative, TechnoServe is working with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) to improve profitability and competitiveness of the cashew value chain in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin and Burkina Faso.

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Transforming the Cashew Industry

The cashew processing industry was TechnoServe´s first success story in Mozambique. Since 2002, Mozambique has gone from exporting no kernel to becoming the second largest processor in East and Southern Africa and the eighth-largest processor in the world.

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