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.

On The Ground



Connecting Smallholder Farmers to New Markets

Since 2011, TechnoServe has been supporting hundreds of smallholder farmers from various geographies in Mexico to increase productivity and quality and integrate them 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.



Supporting Small-Scale Dairy Farmers

Together with several partners,TechnoServe supports the development of small-scale milk producers as they improve the management of their farms and therefore increase their family income. With the leadership of Danone, during the first phase 300 small-scale dairy farmers have been linked to the company's value chain. Farmers receive technical assistance on a regular basis and business support to obtain financing of key infrastructure. Farmers have increased their herd size and income through increases in productivity and quality and the first cohort of farmers has already tripled their net income.



Blog Posts

September 21, 2016

Integrating Farmers into Corporate Supply Chains

A sustainable agriculture initiative in Mexico illustrates how partnerships can help smallholders connect to high-value markets.

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April 1, 2015

Supporting Mexico’s Small-Scale Dairy Farmers

A sustainable strategy for milk supply in Mexico is improving the standard of living for small-scale dairy farmers.

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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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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 Director