Projects

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

Partners in Food Solutions-TechnoServe Alliance

The Partners in Food Solutions (PFS)-TechnoServe Alliance matches the expertise of leading global food companies with the needs of African-based food processing companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

Agribusiness

The Haiti Hope Project

The Haiti Hope Project was a five-year, $9.5 million public-private partnership among businesses, multilateral development institutions, the U.S. Government and nonprofits, designed to create sustainable economic opportunities for Haitian mango farmers and their families.

Fruits + Vegetables

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

Revitalizing South Sudan’s Coffee Industry

TechnoServe, Nespresso and South Sudan have partnered to revitalize the country’s coffee industry, aiming to triple coffee incomes and improve household resilience.

Coffee

Community-Based Livelihood Development

CBLD has three primary objectives: (1) to improve the livelihood capabilities and economic security of vulnerable households, particularly women and OVC caregivers within these households; (2) to protect and promote the rights of women and children; and (3) to strengthen the capacity and coordination of the government, communities and other organizations to protect and promote the social and economic well-being of women and children.

Small and Growing Businesses

Sharing Agricultural Innovation Between India and Africa

This unique South-South collaboration aims to build, demonstrate and test a scalable model of transferring agricultural innovations from India to Africa.

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

Securing Credit for Cocoa Farmers

Though fertilizers have the potential to double cocoa yields on smallholder plots, most Nigerian farmers don’t have access to the credit they need to purchase these inputs. As a result, Nigerian cocoa producers are achieving only 30 percent of their potential yields. TechnoServe will play a key role in a pilot project linking an expected 500 smallholder Nigerian cocoa farmers to input credit by 2015.

Cocoa

Boosting Fortified Foods

TechnoServe is working with small- and medium-sized maize, rice and sunflower oil processors to increase the supply of, and demand for, nutritious and fortified foods. The project will work with more than 1,000 business owners to build capacity for fortification by assisting the processors with operations, access to finance, formulation, packaging and marketing.

Agribusiness

Developing the Poultry Industry

TechnoServe implemented an 18-month pilot program to strengthen Zimbabwe’s poultry industry. In partnership with DAPP Zimbabwe, TechnoServe tested new models of linking poultry companies with small-scale chicken outgrowers, aiming to raise the incomes of more than 70 outgrowers by at least $1,000 each per year.

Livestock

Improving Food Security

TechnoServe is working across five African countries with USAID and Partners in Food Solutions to improve the quality and quantity of nutritious, processed food. In Zambia, we are currently assisting nine processors, with over 37 different technical and business development projects that will increase their capacity and efficiency, and improve the quality and safety of their products.

Agribusiness

Improving Food Processing and Food Security

Under the African Alliance for Improved Food Processing, TechnoServe works with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) to improve the quality and quantity of nutritious, processed food in targeted African countries. In Malawi, TechnoServe works with PFS to deploy volunteer consultants who help processors improve operations, product quality and product safety.

Agribusiness