Projects

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

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

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

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

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

Building a Biodiesel Industry

TechnoServe ran a two-year biodiesel pilot project to help farmers capitalize on a new, environmentally friendly business opportunity.

Oilseed

Building Strong Businesses

TechnoServe and its partners are running a periodic national business plan competition, Idea Tu Empresa, to help the country's nascent entrepreneurs turn good ideas into thriving, growth-oriented businesses that generate jobs and markets. Dozens of businesses have already been launched or expanded.

Enterprise Development

Commercializing Therapeutic Food Supplements

As an implementing partner of the Zambia Nutrition, Assessment, Counseling, and Support program, TechnoServe is helping to support an innovative program to improve the nutritional status of people living with HIV and developing new market opportunities for local food processors and retailers.

Agribusiness

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

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

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

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

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