Projects

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

The Haiti Hope Project

The Haiti Hope Project is 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

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

Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements

The Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements (EDOTS) program is creating sustainable, replicable livelihood opportunities for Tibetans in exile in India and Nepal. Through scalable models of improved organic farming, workforce development and entrepreneurship training/support, the project aims to reduce out-migration from Tibetan settlements and preserve Tibetan culture.

Agribusiness

Bridging the Digital Divide

The Connected Farmer Alliance 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.

Agribusiness

Youth-Led Development

Yes Youth Can! (YYC!) is a program that seeks to empower youth in Kenya to promote their own development and become responsible citizens for peace and prosperity. To achieve this goal, YYC! works to build the capacity of youth, youth groups and youth-serving organizations to engage with each other, with business markets, government and communities.

Enterprise Development

Community-Based Livelihoods Development

A five-year partnership with FHI360, funded by the U.S Agency for International Development, provides an integrated approach to community livelihood development. TechnoServe is responsible for the implementation of the economic strengthening and promotional activity initiatives in the program.

Agribusiness

Developing the Capacity of Entrepreneurs

Through a seven-year program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, TechnoServe has developed entrepreneurs by focusing on three objectives: support and strengthen today’s entrepreneurs and SMEs, plant the seeds for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and build local sustainable capacity of financial institutions to support those entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Enterprise Development

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.

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

Promoting Sustainable Mobile Solutions

TechnoServe, Vodafone and the U.S. Agency for International Development have formed the Connected Farmer Alliance to develop and launch sustainable mobile agriculture solutions that benefit smallholder farmers and agribusinesses. This innovative public-private partnership will reach 500,000 farmers across Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Agribusiness

Connecting Farmers with Mobile Services

TechnoServe and Tigo, one of the largest mobile network operators in Tanzania, have joined forces on the mFarmer program to improve farmers’ livelihoods through improved access to actionable information on mobile phones. TechnoServe and Tigo have developed Tigo Kilimo, a sustainable product to disseminate high-quality, reliable information through the mobile phone.

Agribusiness