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
TechnoServe is working across five African countries with USAID and Partners in Food Solutions to improve the quality and quantity of nutritious, processed food. In Zambia, we are currently assisting nine processors, with over 37 different technical and business development projects that will increase their capacity and efficiency, and improve the quality and safety of their products.
Under the African Alliance for Improved Food Processing, TechnoServe works with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) to improve the quality and quantity of nutritious, processed food in targeted African countries. In Malawi, TechnoServe works with PFS to deploy volunteer consultants who help processors improve operations, product quality and product safety.
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.
TechnoServe ran a business plan competition to help entrepreneurs in the seven regions where Cargill operates in Venezuela to grow their small businesses and encourage income growth and sustainability. The program focused on small businesses that benefit people at the base of the economic pyramid.
The Andean Business Plan Competition focused on building entrepreneurial capacity across six countries: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. TechnoServe guided more than 929 entrepreneurs as they put their plans into action, generating 3,300 new jobs in the region and impacting thousands of families.
TechnoServe worked with various cocoa and coffee industry stakeholders to help Honduran farmers and processors cater to the growing worldwide demand for specialty coffee and fine cocoa. TechnoServe-led technical and business training helped farmer cooperatives improve their crop quality and market access, generating higher incomes and creating many new jobs.
Building on a model that has been successfully implemented in other countries in Central America, TechnoServe and its local partners ran a periodic business plan competition, Idea Tu Empresa, in Honduras to help entrepreneurs turn their good ideas into thriving businesses. Eight winners received cash prizes to implement and grow their businesses.
TechnoServe and its partners are running a periodic national business plan competition, Idea Tu Empresa, to help the country's nascent entrepreneurs turn good ideas into thriving, growth-oriented businesses that generate jobs and markets. Dozens of businesses have already been launched or expanded.
The Andean Business Plan Competition focused on building entrepreneurial capacity across six countries: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The program, completed in 2012, has generated 3,300 new jobs in the region, impacting thousands of families.