Projects

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

Helping Nigeria’s Cashew Farmers Reach Their Potential

Through a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, TechnoServe is helping raise the incomes of 6,000 Nigerian cashew farmers through training on good agronomic practices, farming as a business, and improved methods for harvest and post-harvest handling.

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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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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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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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Strengthening the Peanut Sector

Peanuts are a valuable cash crop for small farmers in Haiti, however despite ideal growing conditions, productivity and yields in the sector remain low. TechnoServe, in partnership with Abbott Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is looking to help over 2,000 smallholder peanut farmers improve their incomes by 200 percent and increase peanut yields by 100 percent.

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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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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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