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
Rice is one of India’s most important crops, yet rice cultivation is water intensive and greatly reduces already limited water resources. In partnership with IFC Advisory, TechnoServe devised an innovative business model to provide farmers with Water Use Efficiency (WUE) technologies in a sustainable manner.
Over two years, TechnoServe worked to strengthen agricultural value chains across India’s North Eastern states, promoting aggregation and effective post-harvest management to benefit smallholder farmers.
Alhough farmer producer organizations are widespread in India, many depend on government and NGO support and find it difficult to continue operations when these entities withdraw. In Orissa, TechnoServe is working to strengthen three farmer cooperatives, developing comprehensive business plans and growth opportunities to ensure their sustainability.