Projects

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

Expanding Specialty Coffee

As part of its regional Coffee Initiative, TechnoServe is helping small-scale farmers increase their incomes by producing higher-quality coffee for the lucrative specialty coffee market. Our Tanzanian coffee work to date has helped increase farmers’ incomes by $1 million a year, partly by enabling them to sell directly to overseas buyers such as Starbucks and Peet's Coffee & Tea.

Beverage + Confection

Improving Cashew Production and Processing

TechnoServe worked with a range of partners to develop a competitive cashew industry in Tanzania. The program, completed in 2010, organized farmers into business groups, helping them to produce higher-quality nuts and linking them to premium markets.

Nuts

Strengthening Capacity for Exports

TechnoServe is implementing Región Exportadora, which aims to encourage exports by strengthening the Network of Trade Support Institutions. This program trains advisors on key subjects to help them provide export-management support to producer organizations, small-scale producers and those with export potential.

Agribusiness