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

Designing New Approaches to Research

TechnoServe Mozambique is experimenting with new approaches to research and evaluation and seeks to benefit from and contribute to critical thinking about development itself. The Research and Analysis Unit, or “Observatory” team, is comprised of research and communications professionals who seek to understand the impact of our work from the perspective of beneficiaries.

Enterprise Development

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

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 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

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