Projects

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

Coffee Initiative

The Coffee Initiative worked with local farmers in East Africa to improve agronomy and business practices, establish new coffee cooperatives and strengthen existing ones, and help cooperatives create business plans and access financing for wet mills.

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Partners in Food Solutions-TechnoServe Alliance

The Partners in Food Solutions (PFS)-TechnoServe Alliance matches the expertise of leading global food companies with the needs of African-based food processing companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

Agribusiness

Enhancing Sustainability and Increasing Coffee Incomes in Sidama

Coffee production in the Sidama Zone of Ethiopia is primarily by 200,000 smallholder farmer families, who despite growing some of the highest quality coffee in the world continue to live in poverty due to small farm sizes and low productivity. Beginning in 2013, TechnoServe in partnership with IDH, Nestle and Nestle Nespresso is working to increase the income of these farmers by increasing the supply of high quality, sustainable produce coffee.

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Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain for Unwashed Coffee

Ethiopia is the largest exporter of Arabica coffee in Africa, with 70 percent of exports being unwashed coffee. With support from Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and IDH, TechnoServe is looking to make the unwashed coffee sector in Ethiopia's Jimma, Lekempt and Sidama regions more sustainable.

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Promoting Sustainable Water Management

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.

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