Projects

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

Connected Farmer Alliance

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.

Agribusiness

Soy Value Chains

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, TechnoServe is helping to grow the incomes of tens of thousands of small-scale farmers in southern Africa by promoting the development of the local soy industry.

Legumes

Developing the Banana Industry

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.

Fruits + Vegetables

Engaging Rural Women through Maize Mills

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.

Grains

Growing the Poultry Industry

In 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded TechnoServe a grant under the Food for Progress Program to develop the country’s poultry industry. Our work has directly impacted the incomes of more than two million Mozambican smallholder farmers, as maize and soy are the key ingredients used for poultry feed.

Livestock

Improving the Seed System

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.

Agribusiness

Promoting Agro-Forestry Villages

Supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Agro-Forestry Village Project aims to break the cycle of poverty for about 60,000 workers, farmers and their family members. TechnoServe has been instrumental in increasing the number of plantation forestry companies in Mozambique from one to seven.

Forestry Products

Promoting Export-Quality Horticulture

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.

Agribusiness

Promoting Investment and Competitiveness for Agribusinesses

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.

Agribusiness

Promoting Rural and Eco-Tourism

In 2003, with support from the Ford Foundation, TechnoServe began identifying opportunities in the tourism sector. Our tourism industry strategic plan was developed by a pro-bono McKinsey & Company team, who identified eco-tourism as the segment with significant growth potential and where TechnoServe’s expertise could add the most value.

Tourism

Transforming the Cashew Industry

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.

Nuts