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
- South Sudan
Despite a high volume of of entrepreneurial activity, Ghana has a low rate of success in transforming small enterprises into larger, more productive companies, which can help to promote economic growth and create jobs. In 2013 with support from DFID, TechnoServe launched the Enhancing Growth in New Enterprises (ENGINE) project to support 1,000 small and growing businesses in Ghana over four and a half years.
Food processing provides the potential to create necessary jobs in Zambia’s rural areas, as well as strengthening the competitiveness of the broader value chain. In partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), TechnoServe has launched the year long Private Enterprise Program Zambia in order to provide business development services to informal Zambian retailers
TechnoServe is primarily responsible for reaching out to farmers towards implementation of extension activities and developing agriculture markets, establishing linkage between farmers and markets, monitoring farmer mobilization for formation of farmer groups and farmer producer organizations, training and capacity-building of farmers, farmer federations and Agriculture Department Officials, monitoring implementation of all initiatives in the cluster.
Staple crops like maize, soy and bean can provide much more than just subsistence for smallholders, they can also increase income, create jobs and improve food security. The Storage and Proper Post-Harvest Improvements for Resource Efficiency (SAPPHIRE) program, funded by the DFID, worked to capitalize on the potential of maize and increase incomes for farmers through increasing productivity and improved aggregation.
TechnoServe is an implementing partner in PrOpCom Mai-Karfi, a new six-year program working to increase the incomes of 500,000 northern Nigerians by 50 percent. Since the program kicked off in 2012, TechnoServe has led the evaluation of existing and potential PrOpCom markets, identifying soy and grain storage as promising opportunities for new interventions.
Since 2011, TechnoServe has managed Agro Initiative Zimbabwe, a grant facility funded by the Department for International Development, which operates as a business competition to support sustainable innovative ideas in agriculture through monetary awards and technical assistance.