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

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.


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

Boosting Incomes for Soy Farmers

Soybean farmers in the desert state of Rajasthan have far lower productivity than in other regions of the world. TechnoServe supported 5,000 smallholder soybean farmers to realize their potential, improving productivity and developing linkages to better markets.


Business Planning Support for Farmer Producer Companies

The program team conducted business plan training on areas such as operations and human resources strategy, supported the Farmer Producer Companies in goal setting and identifying key revenue and cost drivers and trained FPCs to prepare financial statements and forecasts.


Cashew Nut Value Chain in Maharashtra

India is the largest producer in the fast-growing global industry of raw cashews. In Maharashtra, India’s top-producing state, TechnoServe identified opportunities to strengthen the cashew value chain at every stage, including cultivators, processors and wholesalers.


Catalyzing Local Economic Development in Barmer District

Barmer District lies in Rajasthan's Thar Desert, a remote and semi-arid region with few livelihood opportunities. TechnoServe is implementing an integrated social and economic development program that will raise incomes for 10,000 households across Barmer.


Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements

The Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements (EDOTS) program is creating sustainable, replicable livelihood opportunities for Tibetans in exile in India and Nepal. Through scalable models of improved organic farming, workforce development and entrepreneurship training/support, the project aims to reduce out-migration from Tibetan settlements and preserve Tibetan culture.


Expanding Market Opportunities for Smallholder Vegetable Farmers

TechnoServe has developed an innovative model enabling vegetable farmers to sell directly to large retailers. So far, over 10,000 smallholder farmers have received training to improve the yield and quality of their fruit and vegetable crops.

Fruits + Vegetables

Expanding Opportunities for Farmers in North East India

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.


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

Moving Farmer Producer Organizations towards Sustainability

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.


Promoting Rice Water-Use Efficiency Technologies

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.