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 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

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

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