Projects

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

Technical Assistance Facility

TechnoServe serves as the manager of the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), which supports the African Agriculture Fund, a private equity fund, to address food security challenges across Africa. TAF provides technical assistance to small and growing businesses (SGBs) invested in by the African Agriculture Fund, and improves linkages between enterprises and smallholder outgrowers.

Agribusiness

Franchising for Women’s Empowerment

Unemployment in Côte d’Ivoire has strongly increased over the past 14 years due to political and economic instability in the country, and women have faced particular challenges in finding employment. TechnoServe, in partnership with the Citi Foundation and Prosuma, the country’s largest retail distribution network, are working to foster low income female entrepreneurs.

Small and Growing Businesses

Training Cocoa Cooperative Executives

The Coop Academy is helping to create a professional and sustainable cocoa industry that benefits producers, their communities and strengthens the Ivorian economy. The project provides training services to cooperative leaders on leadership, organization, strategic management and business operations coaching to all of the cooperatives.

Cocoa

Improving Cocoa Productivity and Food Security

In parallel to the Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP), TechnoServe was a key implementer in the African Cocoa Initiative (ACI), which sought to institutionalize effective public and private sector models for sustainable productivity growth and improve food security on cocoa farms in West and Central Africa

Cocoa

Improving Livelihoods through Cocoa

TechnoServe is a key implementer in the Cocoa Livelihoods Program, which seeks to double the incomes of one third of West African cocoa farming households within 10 years. Since 2009, TechnoServe has trained nearly 5,000 Ivoirian farmers on input application and credit management.

Beverage + Confection

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.

Nuts