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About Us

TechnoServe helps people lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the power of the private sector. A leading nonprofit organization operating in almost 30 countries, we work with hardworking women and men in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.

Rated the #1 Nonprofit at Reducing Poverty

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A sustainable world where all people in low-income communities have the opportunity to prosper.


To fight poverty by helping people build regenerative farms, businesses and markets that increase incomes.


Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future.

This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. Poverty limits potential. Opportunity leads to prosperity—for individuals, families, and communities. We know that a sustainable business approach is the most effective path to creating opportunity that lasts. Learn more about TechnoServe’s history.


TechnoServe’s work has helped transform the lives of millions of people in poor communities around the world by helping them learn to improve their farms, businesses, and industries. Our 2021 Impact included:

How technoserve fights poverty - Our business solutions to poverty give clients the financial benefits they need to improve their incomes

$366m Financial Benefits

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1.3m People/Enterprises with Increased Revenue

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39% Women Beneficiaries


TechnoServe’s new strategic plan will transform lives and livelihoods to dramatically reduce poverty while having a positive impact on climate change and nature. Over the next ten years, millions of TechnoServe clients will earn $3 billion more in sustainable incomes.


Where We Work

We work in poor communities that fight poverty every day throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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Our Team

We are a global team of dedicated individuals that create business solutions to poverty. Get to know our:

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Our mission of helping people lift themselves out of poverty is built upon the ideas of fairness and equity, which extend into our workplace.

TechnoServe recognizes the vital role of women and men, in all their diversity, in driving economic and social progress and strive to build inclusive and competitive markets that generate sustainable economic opportunities for all people as entrepreneurs, farmers, and employees. We are committed to advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment through our work and workplaces. For more information on this policy, go to policy PDF on our Resource page.

TechnoServe is a proud member signatory of the Pledge for Racial & Ethnic Equity (REE) created by the Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED).

Work With Us

Unlocking economic opportunity in partnership with the public and private sector has shown us that business solutions to poverty are possible. Markets can work for the poor when capacities, incentives, and connections are built for inclusive economic growth that leaves no one behind.

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Transparent and accountable with the credentials to prove it — we have been awarded an “A” rating by Charity Watch and recognized by GuideStar’s highest level of recognition the Platinum Seal of Transparency.

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