Projects

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

Technical Assistance Facility

TechnoServe serves as the manager of the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), which supports the African Agriculture Fund, a private equity fund, to address food security challenges across Africa. TAF provides technical assistance to small and growing businesses (SGBs) invested in by the African Agriculture Fund, and improves linkages between enterprises and smallholder outgrowers.

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

Promoting Mobile Solutions for Development

TechnoServe is working on introducing a mobile phone-based solution to meet the growing information demands of farmers, agribusinesses and the development community. In partnership with Esoko, Africa’s largest mobile agriculture platform with operations in 17 countries, the system provides market price information to farmers and allows organizations to interact and exchange information with value chain actors.

Agribusiness

Supporting Innovative Agriculture

TechnoServe is running Agro Initiative Zimbabwe, a national business plan competition. The program supports promising ideas in agriculture by awarding capital prizes and technical assistance to small- and medium-sized businesses that include smallholder farmers in their supply chains and can serve as models for the broader industry.

Enterprise Development