Projects

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

Impulsa Tu Empresa

Supported by the Argidius Foundation, Impulsa Tu Empresa aims to help more than 800 small and growing businesses boost their growth. Through mentoring, business training and business plan competitions, the program aims to increase sales by $13 million and generate 750 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.

Enterprise Development

Boosting Agricultural Production

TechnoServe is working with more than 500 small-scale farmers to help them produce profitable crops such as peas, French beans, avocado and banana.

Fruits + Vegetables

Building a Biodiesel Industry

TechnoServe ran a two-year biodiesel pilot project to help farmers capitalize on a new, environmentally friendly business opportunity.

Oilseed

Building Strong 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.

Enterprise Development

Creating Sustainable Urban Opportunities

TechnoServe helped establish three business units organized around garbage dumps to produce worm organic fertilizer and prepare recycling materials for further processing.

Enterprise Development

Empowering Women-Owned Businesses

TechnoServe helped a group of women mushroom producers to expand its production, providing an opportunity for more than 100 families to substantially increase their incomes through organic mushroom cultivation.

Other Plants

Strengthening the Coffee Value Chain

TechnoServe is developing a four-year initiative to train 12,000 farmers on sustainable agriculture practices and improve wet mill practices. The farmer training modules will increase production while helping farmers to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Beverage + Confection