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2017 Annual Report
Discover lessons learned from our work to improve the lives of 2.3 million people in 2017.
Read our 2016 Annual Report online or download the PDF below to see how we made a difference in the lives of 3 million people.
Explore our 2016 results and the methods we use to capture ongoing impact.
Read our 2015 Annual Report online or download the PDF below to see how we made a difference in the lives of 1.6 million people.
Highlighting 2015 data from our work with enterprising people in 29 countries.
At the midpoint of TechnoServe's five-year Strategic Plan, we reviewed our progress and updated our course of action.
Read our 2014 Annual Report online or download the PDF below to see how we made a difference in the lives of 1.7 million people.
Our inaugural Impact Report highlights 2014 data from our work with enterprising people in 29 countries.
Read our 2013 Annual Report online or download a PDF below to see how we made a difference in the lives of 2.2 million people.
TechnoServe’s vision is to be the most effective catalyst and partner for transformative, on-the-ground, market-based solutions to poverty. Our strategic plan shows how we will achieve this vision and double our impact by 2017.
Read our 2012 Annual Report to see how we made a difference in the lives of 2.9 million people in more than 30 countries.
Learn how our most recent efforts are making a difference in the countries where we work.
Read our 2011 Annual Report to see how we made a difference in the lives of 2.5 million people in more than 30 countries.
World - September 2017
Explore Our New Results Portal; Impact of Foreign Aid Cuts; Innovation Helps Mango Farmers; New Sampling Method Aids Farmers; and more.
World - June 2017
Project's First Female Farming Mentor; Gender Equity and Peace in Colombia; Driving Change in El Salvador; and more.
An annual update for friends and supporters of TechnoServe. See how we are helping youth around the world unlock economic opportunities.
New Partnership Combats “Hidden Hunger”; New Year Planning Ideas; Cashew Farmers Earn More; Healthy Vegetable Harvests; and more.
TechnoServe Wins P3 Award; Building Businesses in Africa; Innovation in the Nicaraguan Sorghum Sector; Improving Guar Harvests in India
Partnership Helps Guatemalan Coffee Farmers; Women Take on Climate Change in South Africa; Female Entrepreneurs Scale Up in India
An annual update for friends and supporters of TechnoServe. See how we're promoting food security around the world.
Nespresso Partnership Makes History; Volunteers Help Peru's Farmers; Including Women in Business
A Presidential Visit; Preparing Youth for the Workforce; Leaving a Legacy
Climate-Smart Agriculture; Innovative Water Projects; Finding Meaning in Retirement
Empowering Young Women; Top Rating from Charity Navigator; New Sustainer Program
An annual update for friends and supporters of TechnoServe. Learn about how our work engages and benefits women.
Meet Our New CEO; Spotlight on West African Cocoa; Mobile Tools for Farmers
The Young Visionary; Innovating on the Farm in Uganda; President Clinton Visits Coffee Work in Haiti; A Champion of Social Progress; Our Supporters: Lynn and Martin Bloom
Signs of Growth: A Nicaraguan Entrepreneur’s Vision; Coffee from TechnoServe Clients Honored by Good Food Awards; Our Supporters: Jon Miller and Lucy Parker
An annual update for friends and supporters of TechnoServe. Learn about our approach to family farming, access to finance, African coffee and more.
Cocoa Farmers Connect With Gourmet Chocolatier; Former TechnoServe Volunteer Launches Nonprofit in India; Boosting Coffee Sustainability; Supporting Cashew Farmers; Award-Winning Enterprise Development Program; Q&A: Evelyn Swanson
Three Years Later, Crafts Business Thrives in India; TechnoServe Employee Wins Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship; Credit for Cocoa Farmers; Empowering Maasai Women; Higher Incomes from Livestock; Our Impact; In Memoriam: Paul Soros; 45th Anniversary Gala
New Opportunities Take Root in Mozambique; Promoting a Sustainable Industry; In Memoriam: Darlene Brown; Protecting Water Resources; Empowering Rural Youth; Enterprise Development; Branching Out; Women in Agriculture; Q&A: Emily West
Sustainable Support for Smallholder Farmers in Peru; Inside a Farmer Training; Partners in Fashion; Experiencing Mozambique; Enhancing Food Security; Behind the Logo; Q&A: Sarah and Shay Wester
A New Boost for Entrepreneurs in Central America and Africa; Peace Pays: Rebuilding Livelihoods in Northern Uganda
Cotton Business Creates New Opportunities in Uganda; New Technologies, New Opportunities for Garifuna Women in Honduras; TechnoServe Introduces Updated Mission and Vision
White Papers & Reports
Innovation in Outcome Measurement (IOM) Final Report
Evidence Driving Transformation of Smallholder Agriculture: The final report for TechnoServe's IOM initiative details the innovative models piloted under four programs as well as lessons learned.
Food Processing in Sub-Saharan Africa
This final report explores five years of impact through the Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE), a public-private partnership between TechnoServe, Partners in Food Solutions and the United States Agency for International Development that aimed to increase the competitiveness of the African food processing sector and expand the availability of affordable and nutritious foods.
The Global Fortification Technical Advisory Group (of which TechnoServe is a member) proposes policy recommendations and guidelines for determining food fortification compliance.
This report outlines four years of impact and insights from the MozaCajú program, which supported the Mozambican cashew nut industry by harnessing global market demand for premium cashew and addressing obstacles throughout the value chain, including production, inputs, processing, finance, and marketing.
This white paper published by TechnoServe and Concordia presents four challenges and solutions for delivering inclusive business for a sustainable food supply.
Lessons learned from TechnoServe's work with SGBs in Central America, based on research conducted by Emory University and the Impulsa Tu Empresa program.
Impact report from the Technical Assistance Facility, which aims to address food security challenges in Africa by providing technical assistance to agribusinesses that receive investment through the African Agriculture Fund (AAF).
Report outlining the Innovation in Outcome Measurement Initiative's pilots for tools and methodologies that have strong potential to significantly improve measurments of agriculture outcomes across a wide range of interventions.
Report identifying the key areas where pushing forward through multi-stakeholder initiatives will be critical to building smallholder resilience to climate change.
Report using climate change and smallholder farming as a starting point to draw insights into the multi-stakeholder initiative format as a tool for complex, large-scale issues.
Impact and stories from the Coffee Initiative, an eight-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that benefited more than a quarter-million coffee farmers in East Africa.
Lessons learned from four pilot projects implemented by TechnoServe in partnership with Citi Foundation to address unemployment among women and youth in Africa.
Cross-border remittances sent from South Africa to neighboring countries represent a growing and important market. TechnoServe examines challenges and next steps for the largest inter-African remittance corridor.
Domestic remittances – money sent to family members or friends within South Africa – are an important component of the economy. TechnoServe's examination of the industry reveals innovation in offerings, as well as opportunities for growth.
Triple Line was contracted by TechnoServe to evaluate the impact of the East Africa Coffee Initiative in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, five years after the close of our project helping smallholder farmers to improve productivity and increase incomes.
This guide explores lessons learned and best practices for increasing access to finance for smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs.
Agriculture for Impact details how business solutions for African smallholder farmers can address food security and nutrition issues. Includes viewpoints from eight development organizations, including TechnoServe.
Accomplishments and challenges from the first four-year phase of the Coffee Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prepared by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, this report examines how Project Nurture demonstrates the potential for building sustainable and inclusive value chains through cross-sector partnerships.
Technical brief from the International Center for Research on Women highlighting the gender approach in TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative in Tanzania.
The Young Women in Enterprise report highlights accomplishments and case studies from the program, funded by the Nike Foundation.
TechnoServe learned important lessons during the first phase of the Coffee Initiative, a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These insights have much to offer for the private, public and non-profit sectors.
This study presents an independent professional opinion of Laterite Ltd., a research-consulting firm. It is an unbiased assessment of the accuracy of TechnoServe’s impact estimates on yield increases and best practice adoption
Leveraging Mobile Phone Technology: Results from the Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing
This case study from the TechnoServe Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing examines an innovation piloted by a cotton agribusiness in Mozambique that used a mobile-phone platform to improve its engagement with farmers.
Incentivizing Lead Farmers to Drive Production: Results from the Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing
This case study from the TechnoServe Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing examines how a performance-based cash incentive piloted by an agribusiness in Uganda stimulated maize production and sales among smallholders involved in contract farming.
This case study from the TechnoServe Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing examines results and lessons from a pilot in northern Uganda, where an agribusiness employed diversification and value addition as strategies to improve the long-term viability of their outgrower scheme.
In this case study, TechnoServe's Innovations in Outcome Measurement (IOM) initiative explores innovative models for creating a profitable agribusiness that builds wealth in small farming communities of East Africa
In this case study, TechnoServe's Innovations in Outcome Measurement (IOM) program explores how advances in drone-assisted imaging and mapping services can bring new income and efficiency to economic development in East Africa.
In this case study, TechnoServe's Innovations in Outcome Measurement (IOM) initiative explores how to expand commercial livestock services across Kenya's rangelands by evaluating which business models can provide sustainable agrovet services to pastoralist communities.
This case study discusses TechnoServe's work to improve farmers' productivity and adoption of good agronomic practices over five years in Guatemala, analyzing lessons learned and the model's potential to be brought to scale in Guatemala and other coffee-producing countries.
This case study by the Harvard Kennedy School reviews the ability of TechnoServe’s East Africa Coffee Initiative to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth by aligning the incentives of various stakeholders and building their capabilities to accelerate and scale progress.
This document contains four case studies exploring TechnoServe's work with leading corporations to develop inclusive business models that engage smallholder farmers.
Case study documenting how TechnoServe and Syngenta are addressing barriers to adoption of high-quality agricultural inputs among Kenyan potato and tomato smallholder farmers.
This case study documents TechnoServe’s experience in identifying ways of enhancing commercial and social value through local sourcing in Africa for SABMiller and AB InBev.
This case study examines how TechnoServe supported Kellogg in designing a partnership-driven approach to strengthening the sustainability of its local smallholder supply chains, using dates and rice in Egypt as a platform to bolster emerging markets growth and improve livelihoods.
How the Ganaderia Empresarial (GANE) project transformed Nicaragua's livestock sector and worked with smallholder farmers to increase their productivity, quality and market access.
Report from the TechnoServe Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing detailing the results from an experiment in northern Uganda that offered farmers partial crop payment in the form of a high-quality agricultural input.
How TechnoServe's Kenya Market Assistance Program (MAP) spurred widespread change in the commercial fodder market for dairy cattle.
This case study examines how TechnoServe supported The Coca-Cola Company in designing a tailored, supplier-led model for promoting sustainability within smallholder supply chains, using mango in India as a platform.
Assessing the impact of a commercial mobile agriculture (mAgri) solution that benefits both agribusinesses and smallholder farmers.
How a five-year program helped to transform Peru's cocoa sector and improved smallholders’ livelihoods in the regions of San Martín, Huánuco and Ucayali.
Loans secured through the Haiti Hope Project are helping mango farmers bring riper fruit to market.
This briefing from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance Coffee Initiative offers a case study of TechnoServe's Coffee Initiative, focusing on how technical assistance can increase access to finance for smallholder farmers, achieve scale and generate value for an industry.
Document produced by The World Bank referencing several TechnoServe case studies.
Rural Transformation and the Organization of Work in Mozambique's Cashew Triangle.
Lessons learned from a pilot project leveraging an electronic trading platform for small-scale and marginal women farmers in Bihar, India
A joint report from TechnoServe and IFAD.
Local Sourcing: Building Local Supply Chains for More Competitive and Inclusive Businesses
Overview of TechnoServe's work and strategy around building local supply chains to the benefit of corporations and suppliers alike.
The Lasting Impact of TechnoServe’s Work with Coffee Farmers
Triple Line was contracted by TechnoServe to evaluate the impact of the East Africa Coffee Initiative (2008-11) in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia with the objective of helping smallholder farmers to improve productivity and increase incomes.
Overview of the Coffee Initiative, TechnoServe's flagship coffee program, which benefited more than a quarter-million farmers in East Africa.
Learn more about TechnoServe's global work.
Learn more about how TechnoServe supports enterprises in accessing financial products and services that are integral to their long-term growth and success.
TechnoServe's MOVER Framework: Empowering women in supply chains to maximize business growth