Together with our partners, TechnoServe is helping to grow strong markets that create opportunities for enterprising people in the developing world.
- Where We Work
Deep in the rolling farmlands of Elukwatini, Mpumalanga, lie several small plots of land that are bringing renewed hope to an impoverished community of former subsistence farmers, thanks to the expertise and commitment of TechnoServe. Elukwatini’s red soil produces healthy vegetable crops, but the distance to market had effectively destroyed any attempts by small-scale farmers to make a profit.
In 2003, with support from the Ford Foundation, TechnoServe began identifying opportunities in the tourism sector. Our tourism industry strategic plan was developed by a pro-bono McKinsey & Company team, who identified eco-tourism as the segment with significant growth potential and where TechnoServe’s expertise could add the most value.