Projects

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

Technical Assistance Facility

TechnoServe serves as the manager of the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), which supports the African Agriculture Fund, a private equity fund, to address food security challenges across Africa. TAF provides technical assistance to small and growing businesses (SGBs) invested in by the African Agriculture Fund, and improves linkages between enterprises and smallholder outgrowers.

Agribusiness

Empowering Urban Women Entrepreneurs

The Accelerating Urban Women Entrepreneurs in South African Metros (AUWESAM) program aims help support aspiring women and young entrepreneurs in metropolitan areas, create jobs and make efficient use of enterprise development funds.

Small and Growing Businesses

Incubating to Create Employment

TechnoServe is providing one-on-one support, mentoring and acceleration services to small businesses from poor areas through a 12-month targeted business incubator initiative in order to foster job creation and economic development.

Small and Growing Businesses

Accelerating Agribusinesses in the North West

TechnoServe is working with farmers in the Bojanala region of the North West province to help them to realize their potential, accelerate growth and contribute to the improvement of their communities. TechnoServe has selected 15 farming entities to partake in a holistic farm business development initiative.

Agribusiness

Directly from the Smallholder to the Shelf

In 2012, TechnoServe and Massmart Walmart launched a direct farm program which aims to put locally produced small-scale farmers’ produce on the shelves of Massmart. TechnoServe’s role involves training, mentoring, technical assistance and establishing links to both finance and retail markets for the farmers.

Agribusiness

Promoting Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains

In 2013, TechnoServe launched a program to improve the scalability and sustainability of our existing agricultural value chain programs in South Africa. This program addresses key shortcomings in the support systems and structures in which farmers and agribusinesses operate.

Agribusiness