Projects

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

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Mumbai

This program targets growth-constrained, women-led small and microenterprises, operating in the unorganized or informal sector in the Mumbai urban area.

Enterprise Development

Youth-Employability Program in Mumbai

TechnoServe India has initiated a Skills Training and Job Placement program in Mumbai to identify and bridge the gap between education and employment by training adolescents in the aforementioned age group in basic work-ethic skills.

Enterprise Development

Women’s Farmer Producer Groups in Bihar

TechnoServe is implementing a year-long technical assistance project in Bihar aimed at strengthening the state’s effort to support women farmers through forming producer groups.

Agribusiness

Sharing Agricultural Innovation Between India and Africa

This unique South-South collaboration aims to build, demonstrate and test a scalable model of transferring agricultural innovations from India to Africa.

Agribusiness

Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain

TechnoServe has undertaken an intensive study of the local daily value chain and is guiding the location of collection centers and route plans to maximize efficiency.

Livestock

Raising Cashew Farmers’ Income

TechnoServe is helping farmers in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra improve the productivity and quality of their cashew nut and fruit crops.

Fruits + Vegetables

Identifying Coconut Water Opportunities

Beverage brand Vita Coco contracted TechnoServe to evaluate the coconut industry in India and to advise the company on an implementation plan to source from Indian producers.

Beverage + Confection

Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition

TechnoServe conducted Enrich Engage Enable, a business plan competition for social enterprises in five districts of northern Karnataka. From 79 contestants working in diverse industries, the program shortlisted 30 entrepreneurs, each of whom subsequently received 200 hours of business training and mentorship from established entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry leaders.

Enterprise Development

Supporting Organic Production through a Business Cell

Organic production has been a priority in the northern state of Uttarakhand. However, little value addition or processing happens within the state. TechnoServe is establishing a Business Development Cell as part of the Uttarakhand Organic Commodities Board, supporting private enterprises throughout the organic supply chain.

Agribusiness

Assessing the Viability of a Mango Processing Hub

Despite Orissa’s rich natural resources and strong horticultural sector, more than 35 percent of produce is wasted due to poor infrastructure and lack of processing facilities. TechnoServe is conducting strategic research to assess the viability of a projected mango processing hub, as well as creating a detailed business and implementation plan.

Fruits + Vegetables

Studying the Rice Value Chain

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are focusing on rice as a key crop in their fight to improve nutrition and increase smallholder farmer incomes. TechnoServe is working with the Gates Foundation to analyze the rice sector throughout India and Bangladesh.

Grains

Analyzing Agribusiness in South Asia

TechnoServe is carrying out an India-wide mapping and analysis of the agribusiness sector, working with IFC Advisory to inform their South Asia Agribusiness Strategy and to identify potential investment opportunities for IFC in India.

Agribusiness