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
- South Sudan
The Connected Farmer Alliance (CFA) is a public-private partnership that seeks to promote commercially sustainable mobile agriculture solutions and increase productivity and revenues for 500,000 smallholder farmers across Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. The program also aims to increase revenues for agribusinesses and agricultural value chain service providers.
Women in developing countries often lack access to formal savings accounts, creating challenges for female entrepreneurs. TechnoServe, in partnership with Vodacom, the World Bank and the Center for Global Development, is currently implementing a $2 million, two-year program funded by ExxonMobil Foundation in Tanzania and Mozambique.
FinAgro is a program funded by USAID and the Government of Mozambique designed to increase the competitiveness of the Mozambican private sector in selected cash crops and value chains.
TechnoServe’s Inhambane province program, supported by Irish Aid, is designed to stimulate inclusive growth of the agricultural economy while enhancing the long-term resilience of the poorest households. The program is growing a network of nucleus and outgrower farmers who are generating income by producing export-quality horticulture crops.
Moageiras Milénio de Moçambique's goal is a profitable social franchise of maize mills delivering reliable, affordable milling services and a range of affordable, nutritious foodstuffs. The company is headquartered in Nampula Province, with business operations planned throughout the northern provinces of the country.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands and TechnoServe have entered into a three-year grant agreement to support the work of small commercial farmers and the Government of Mozambique’s ongoing efforts to reduce poverty. The project will specialize in high-potential crops to improve income and nutrition for three million poor smallholder families that are underserved by the formal seed system.
TechnoServe determined early on that Mozambique had the potential to become a major supplier of tropical fruit to world markets and in particular to the Middle East. Our research indicates Mozambique could cultivate more than 30,000 hectares of bananas within the next 15 years, creating approximately 90,000 jobs.
The cashew processing industry was TechnoServe´s first success story in Mozambique. Since 2002, Mozambique has gone from exporting no kernel to becoming the second largest processor in East and Southern Africa and the eighth-largest processor in the world.