On The Ground
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.
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. TechnoServe and its partners are working with farmers to identify new market opportunities, 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.
Soy Value Chains
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, TechnoServe is helping to grow the incomes of tens of thousands of small-scale farmers in southern Africa by promoting the development of the local soy industry.
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.
October 28, 2013
Rose Amachi, an alumna and mentor of TechnoServe's Young Women in Enterprise program, is working to empower girls and young women in Nairobi's Kawangware slum.
August 29, 2013
TechnoServe’s Todd Kirkbride examines how investors can further their business objectives while also creating social impact in the communities in which they operate.
July 22, 2013
An Ethiopian cooperative improves the quality of its coffee, sells to major international roasters and benefits the local community.
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