Mexico

Overview

Mexico is a country of great wealth on the one hand and deep poverty on the other. Despite the large presence of international corporations and high-level research centers, there is a large and persistent economic gap, particularly evident in rural areas and in agriculture.

Most farm properties in the country belong to small producers with very small plots, who have limited or no access to technology, financing, technical assistance or commercial channels. TechnoServe’s work in Mexico closes these gaps by linking small farmers and entrepreneurs to technology, know-how and new value chains, allowing producers and business owners to improve the quality of life of their families and communities.

Impact

TechnoServe is training and integrating more than 350 smallholder fruit and vegetable farmers into the value chain of a large retailer. TechnoServe also supports 150 milk producers in Jalisco as they improve their agribusiness skills.

On The Ground

Projects

 

Supporting Small-Scale Dairy Farmers

Together with several partners, TechnoServe supports the development of small-scale milk producers in the state of Jalisco as they improve the management of their farms and therefore increase their family income. TechnoServe collaborates with Danone to link 300 small-scale dairy farmers to their value chain, ensuring a market for their milk. Alongside an academic partner, TechnoServe has also designed a certification program for veterinary technicians who advise small-scale farmers.

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Connecting Smallholder Farmers to New Markets

Since 2011, TechnoServe has been integrating hundreds of smallholder farmers from various geographies in Mexico into the value chain of an international retail chain. This established, direct commercial link enables small-scale producers to have a more reliable channel for their crops (including tomatoes, zucchini, mangoes, bananas, grapefruits, papayas and others), and ultimately to improve their incomes.

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Blog Posts

January 25, 2012

A New Methodology for Teaching Finance

In Nicaragua, Iveth Juárez, a small business owner who processes and sells cereal to the local market, had attended seminars, workshops, courses and training sessions on accounting and finance. But at the end of each session, she always felt the same sense of confusion.

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Contact

TechnoServe Mexico

Alvaro Obregon #270 off. 215
Col. Hipodromo Condesa, CP 06170
Del. Cuauhtémoc
México, D.F.

Tel: +52 55 12 53 49 08

Gabriela Campuzano

Country Manager
gcampuzano@tns.org

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