On The Ground
East Africa Dairy Development
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and implemented in partnership with Heifer International, East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) aims to double the dairy incomes of 179,000 smallholder farm families in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. The program facilitates improved dairy production, business practices and market access by developing chilling plant hubs.
A partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Project Nurture aims to help more than 50,000 small-scale mango and passion fruit farmers in Kenya and Uganda double their fruit incomes. In addition to identifying new market opportunities, TechnoServe advisors are working with farmers to improve productivity and develop strong farmer business groups.
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 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 medium-sized enterprises invested in by the African Agriculture Fund, and improves linkages between enterprises and smallholder outgrowers.
May 13, 2013
Project Nurture aims to help more than 50,000 small-scale fruit farmers double their fruit incomes, helping to prove that smallholder farmers can generate meaningful income through fruit production and be competitive suppliers in a market system.
March 6, 2013
Across East Africa, the Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program is creating new opportunities for young people in rural areas.
November 13, 2012
In the developing world, small businesses face a number of obstacles that their counterparts in developed countries do not.
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