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

Improving Cocoa Productivity and Food Security

TechnoServe is a key implementer in the African Cocoa Initiative (ACI), which aims to institutionalize effective public and private sector models for sustainable productivity growth and improve food security on cocoa farms in West and Central Africa.

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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.

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Promoting Entrepreneurship

25 percent (or five million) of Ivoirians under 40 are unemployed. In 2010, TechnoServe launched a business plan competition to empower young entrepreneurs to start businesses and create sustainable jobs.

Enterprise Development

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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Training Cocoa Cooperative Executives

The Coop Academy is helping to create a professional and sustainable cocoa industry that benefits communities and strengthens the Ivorian economy. The business skills program will target 460 leaders of 115 cocoa cooperatives installed in the country over four years.

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