Despite ongoing civil problems and a poverty rate of nearly 40 percent, Colombia boasts several products that are in global high demand, including coffee.

TechnoServe is working with smallholder coffee growers to build capacity, improve production practices and increase yields and sales. We are also helping Colombia's entrepreneurs to develop business ideas that translate into sustainable opportunities for people at the base of the pyramid through our successful business plan competition model.

On The Ground



Increasing the Adoption of Centralized Coffee Wetmills

The Huila Central Mill Project is a two-year program that will a pilot a sustainable and replicable wetmill model for Colombia. By demonstrating the economic viability of centralized wetmilling, the project aims to influence coffee farmers to transition from in-farm wetmills to centralized wetmills. The Central Mill pilot will work with approximately 350 coffee-growing families and will work to strengthen the producer business group that will own the mill.



Blog Posts

July 27, 2012

Photo of the Week: Natural Beauty and Business in Colombia

The natural beauty of Colombia’s Nuquí region makes it a wonderful destination for tourists.

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May 9, 2012

Fostering Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

How can we stimulate entrepreneurship in the developing world? For TechnoServe, this is more than just a theoretical question. We believe that competitive businesses are the key to ending global poverty. And growing such businesses begins with entrepreneurs.

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November 16, 2011

Colombian Women Take Tourism Business to Next Level

Entrepreneurs recognize the resources that are available to them. In the case of Josefina Klinger and Angelica Valencia, that resource was the beauty and biodiversity of their native Nuquí region on Colombia’s Pacific coast. In 2006, the women founded a partnership of small tourism providers called Mano Cambiada.

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TechnoServe Colombia

Calle 75 no. 3-15
Bogotá, Colombia

Tel: +57 312 5889297

Karen Hesushius

Country Manager