Together with our partners, TechnoServe is helping to grow strong markets that create opportunities for enterprising people in the developing world.
- Where We Work
Hundreds of millions of liters of effluent are discharged into the rivers of Ethiopia’s Sidamo region during coffee processing without adequate waste water management. TechnoServe is currently working with 10 Sidamo wet mills to implement appropriate water purification solutions and will support an additional 20 wet mills to implement sustainable water management practices.
Coffee contributes more than 30 percent of annual export earnings, and provides a livelihood for over one million households. Since 2009, TechnoServe helped establish 90 new farmer-owned wet mills across Ethiopia as part of the Coffee Initiative. TechnoServe is continuing its work by providing agronomy training to over 50,000 coffee farmers in Ethiopia.