Where We Work

TechnoServe’s origin traces back to the village of Adidome, Ghana. We have expanded through the years, but our focus remains on the developing world because that’s where we can make the greatest impact on global poverty. We work in poor communities in 29 countries throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Where We Work

On The Ground

Regional Projects

Improving Market Conditions for Potatoes and Tomatoes in Kenya

TechnoServe, in partnership with Syngenta, is working to increase productivity and improve the market for these potatoes and tomatoes in Kenya, by providing quality crop inputs, improving access to finance, and enhancing the capacity of market service centers for farmers. The project aims to reach 15,000 smallholder potato and tomato farmers in Kenya from March 2016 to February of 2017.

Coffee Initiative

The Coffee Initiative worked with local farmers in East Africa to improve agronomy and business practices, establish new coffee cooperatives and strengthen existing ones, and help cooperatives create business plans and access financing for wet mills.

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.

Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth in Coffee Growing Regions in Eastern Guatemala

TechnoServe is implementing a four-year initiative to train 1,000 farmers in agronomic and sustainability practices in the eastern part of Guatemala.

Helping Nigeria’s Cashew Farmers Reach Their Potential

Through a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, TechnoServe is helping raise the incomes of 6,000 Nigerian cashew farmers through training on good agronomic practices, farming as a business, and improved methods for harvest and post-harvest handling.

Ganadería Empresarial

Ganadería Empresarial (GANE) seeks to improve the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers in Nicaragua. With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TechnoServe is helping 4,000 farmers increase productivity, strengthen producer organizations and connect to higher-value markets.

Conservation Cotton Initiative

With support from luxury clothing brand Edun, TechnoServe is helping 8,500 smallholder cotton farmers in northern Uganda rebuild their livelihoods and recover from a destructive civil war. The Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI) aims to improve farmers’ cotton incomes by encouraging the adoption of better agronomic and post-harvest practices.

East Africa Dairy Development

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in partnership with Heifer International, the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) program is designed to boost the milk yields and incomes of small-scale farmers so they can lift their families and communities out of poverty.

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.

Impulsa Tu Empresa

Impulsa Tu Empresa aims to help more than 850 small and growing businesses boost their growth. Through mentoring and business training, the program aims to increase sales by $25 million and generate 750 new jobs in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Burkina Faso.

Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise

TechnoServe is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation to help rural young women and men in East Africa transition to economic independence. The Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program delivers a comprehensive package of services including skills training, business development and mentoring to young people ages 18 to 30 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

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.

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.

Blog Posts

April 29, 2016

Farmers in Mozambique Reconnect to Global Cashew Market

TechnoServe's MozaCajú program is helping link small farmers in Mozambique like Daniel Mochono to some of the world's largest retailers.

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April 26, 2016

Agribusiness Provides a Path to Youth Employment in Africa

Young entrepreneurs like Audrey Allotey are starting and growing food businesses that provide key products and create jobs in their communities.

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April 22, 2016

Improving Efficiency in the Food System in Kenya

Reducing food loss can help to increase the amount of food that reaches market, helping to make the food system more sustainable. TechnoServe is working with The Rockefeller Foundation in Kenya to optimize the reduction of loss in the mango value chain.

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