Projects

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

Ganadería Empresarial

Ganadería Empresarial (GANE) seeks to improve the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers in Nicaragua. With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TechnoServe is helping 4,000 farmers increase productivity, strengthen producer organizations and connect to higher-value markets.

Livestock

Impulsa Tu Empresa

Supported by the Argidius Foundation, Impulsa Tu Empresa aims to help more than 800 small and growing businesses boost their growth. Through mentoring, business training and business plan competitions, the program aims to increase sales by $13 million and generate 750 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.

Enterprise Development

Boosting Enterprise Development

In August 2012, TechnoServe Nicaragua launched Impulsa Tu Empresa, a business accelerator program that will support the growth of 210 existing businesses and business ideas, helping to increase incomes and generate jobs.

Enterprise Development

Improving Livestock Livelihoods

In order to improve the income of 4,000 rural smallholder producers through increased production and marketing, TechnoServe is implementing Ganadería Empresarial (GANE), a Nicaraguan livestock initiative. GANE will position Nicaragua’s livestock industry to compete on a global scale.

Livestock

Promoting Cocoa Production

In Southern Nicaragua, TechnoServe is executing a cocoa project in partnership with the PIMCO Foundation to support a group of 100 farmers, the majority of whom are women. The project aims to generate incomes for poor families by giving them the opportunity to produce fine cocoa to sell to national and international buyers.

Beverage + Confection

Supporting Women Business Groups

TechnoServe is implementing a two-year initiative that targets women in women’s business groups (WBGs) who are currently working in value addition or commercialization. The program combines business consulting with linkage to finance, markets and technical expertise to provide the women with the skills, assets and social capital they need to reach their full potential as economic actors and leaders.

Enterprise Development