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
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in partnership with Heifer International, the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) program is designed to boost the milk yields and incomes of small-scale farmers so they can lift their families and communities out of poverty.
TechnoServe is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation to help rural young women and men in East Africa transition to economic independence. The Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program delivers a comprehensive package of services including skills training, business development and mentoring to young people ages 18 to 30 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
In 2010, TechnoServe piloted business training for marginalized and socially excluded women in rural areas to supplement Women for Women International’s life skills support program. It focused on how to form and lead successful and legitimate cooperatives and launch and manage sustainable, competitive businesses.
TechnoServe is currently implementing a one-year pilot, the Icyerekezo Project, to address farmer associations’ pineapple production challenges in the Rwamagana district. The project targets approximately 60 genocide and/or HIV positive orphan farmers, ages 15 to 25, involved in pineapple production.
Now in its second four-year phase, the Coffee Initiative aims to significantly boost Rwanda coffee farmers’ incomes while raising yields and quality. TechnoServe business advisors work with farmers to improve growing and processing practices as well as build new wet mill businesses that produce some of Rwanda’s finest specialty coffee.