Projects

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

Enhancing Growth in New Enterprises

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.

Small and Growing Businesses

Promoting the Food Processing Sector

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

Agribusiness

Kenya Market Assistance Program

The Kenya Market Assistance Program helps to promote employment and income generation in various market systems in Kenya by addressing key constraints to growth in these sectors. TechnoServe works to strengthen the dairy sector through improved breeding, feed, veterinary services and supply chain management.

Livestock

Linking Grain Farmers to Markets

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.

Grains

Raising Rural Incomes: Propcom Mai-Karfi

TechnoServe is an implementing partner in Propcom Mai-Karfi, a six-year program working to increase the incomes of 650,000 people in northern Nigeria, half of them women. An ambitious initiative supported by the UK Government, Propcom engages with the private and public sectors to make rural markets work for the poor.

Agribusiness

Supporting Innovative Agriculture

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.

Small and Growing Businesses