Agri-tech Innovations in the Farmgate-to-Fork Ecosystem: Prospects for improved value creation and capture for farmers
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Report Highlights: Sustainable Livelihoods for Smallholder Farmers
El programa Margarita—una alianza público-privada creada con el objetivo de integrar más de 900 pequeños productores de leche a una cadena de suministro incluyente y estable— precisó el diseño e implementación de una solución innovadora e integral.
The Margarita program—a public-private partnership that has worked with more than 900 farmers with the aim of integrating small-scale dairy producers into an inclusive and stable supply chain— created an innovative and comprehensive solution.
This CASA Technical Assistance Facility report examines the role carbon finance could play in the transition of smallholder agriculture to a more sustainable, productive, and resilient future. It draws on qualitative research of 17 smallholder agroforestry carbon projects and quantitative analysis of three smallholder agroforestry opportunities to provide recommendations to…
The strategy identifies opportunities across the coffee value chain to substantially increase the country’s exports of high-quality, climate-friendly coffee, thereby improving incomes for farmers and creating jobs for millions of workers.
TechnoServe’s Coffee Wet Mill Processing Guide
A definitive guide on how to process coffee to high quality standards, tailored for use by coffee wet mill operators across East Africa.
Request for proposal: Planning and execution services for commodity monetization – USDA Burundi
In preparation for a proposal under the USDA-FAS Food for Progress 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity, TechnoServe Inc., invites firms to participate in this competitive solicitation for pricing, delivery, and terms for the following suite of services: market analysis and preparation of a commodity monetization plan, and execution of the…
Request for Qualifications: Advisor for phygital extension pilot project management.
TechnoServe invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position of digital extension pilot project management for support to DeHaat. The work will be conducted closely with the DeHaat and CASA Technical Assistance Facility teams. See details in PDF. Position Location: The support will be…
Request for proposal: Certification body to conduct audits in the DRC
This guide outlines strategies for using digital tools to increase the effectiveness and scale of training for the world’s millions of unconnected farmers.
Planting Gender Equality in the Benin Cashew Value Chain: A Case Study of the BeninCajù Project
TechnoServe is accepting applications for an independent evaluation funded by the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusinesses Technical Assistance Facility (CASA TAF) on the impact of CASA TAF’s support to a cocoa sourcing company in Ghana. See details in the attached PDF.
The objective of this consultancy is to design and pilot a set of household financial planning and decision-making modules for women and men in coffee-growing households, with low literacy and numeracy. In close collaboration with TechnoServe and Nespresso, the Curriculum Developer will create a locally-relevant training…
Request for proposals for project evaluation services including baseline, midline, and endline for Coffee Agronomy Best Practice Adoption surveys, coffee yield assessment surveys, coffee processor data audit and analysis, and enabling environment key informant interviews.
RFQ – Climate Consultants for CASA TAF
RFP: GENDER ANALYSIS FOR NESPRESSO AAA PROGRAM IN KENYA
RFP – Operations Management and Succession Planning Consultant, Strengthening Value Chains, DRC
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Ethiopia Pilot Tools for Stumping Program: Final Report
RFQ – Expert Farmer Training Advisor
TechnoServe invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position Extension Advisor for support to a farmer services platform. The work will be conducted closely with the CASA Technical Assistance Facility team who are based in Johannesburg and London. Position Location: The support will be…
RFQ – Sustainability Auditor, Strengthening Value Chains in South Kivu, DRC
Sourcing from Smallholders: Complex Challenge or Commercial Opportunity?
Abstract: The 500 million smallholder farmers worldwide represent both a key supplier base and a market for firms, and advances are being made on how to integrate this segment of farmers into formal value chains. CASA TAF’s second annual learning paper, Sourcing from Smallholders: Complex Challenge or Commercial Opportunity? Perspectives…
RFP – Expert Consultant in Organic Cashew Certification for Benin Cashew (French Required)
Selection of an Expert Consultant in Organic Cashew Certification Responsible for the activity: Farmer Support Manager & Processing Manager Location: Cotonou with possible travel in the north of Benin. Deadline for submission: May 22, 2021…
Digital Casebook – Sustainable Livelihoods for Smallholder Farmers
RFP: Consultancy for Prosper Cashew Project Gender and Social Inclusion Assessment
Project name: Promoting Opportunities for Cashew Processing in West Africa (Prosper Cashew) Subject: Request for Proposal to conduct gender and social inclusion assessment for the West Africa regional (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria) Prosper Cashew project Expected start date: May 2021 Updated 4/9/21 to include: Annex 2:…
RFQ – Agribusiness Climate Change and Environment Advisor
TechnoServe invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position: Agribusiness Climate Change and Environment Advisor for support to agribusinesses in the CASA Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) portfolio. The work will be conducted closely with the CASA TAF team based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
RFP: Organic Certification Audits
RFP – Marketing Strategy and Brand Book for Prosper Cashew Project
RFP – Consultancy for Prosper Cashew Project Marketing Strategy and Brand Book TechnoServe Inc. (TNS) invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for pricing, delivery and terms as a contractor for West Africa Regional (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria) Prosper Cashew project with the project’s head office based in…
RFP – BeninCajù and CajuLabs Marketing Plan and Materials
TechnoServe Inc. (TNS) –invites your marketing firm to participate in this competitive solicitation for pricing, delivery and terms of potential sale on the following service for BeninCajù, a program implemented by the TNS office in Benin.
RFP – Audit Services of Peru Social Benefits Rate
RFP – Wet Mill Advisory Consulting Services
Smallholder Farmers and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
TechnoServe programs in 10 countries interviewed smallholder farmers to see how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are responding to the crisis.
(RFP) Digital Tool Development for Identifying Plot Health and Land Management Practices for Cashew Farming in Benin
RFP: Embedded & Independent M&E Services
TechnoServe invites monitoring & evaluation services firms to participate in a competitive solicitation for pricing, delivery & terms of potential sale.
RFP: Cashew Project Evaluations Consultancy
TechnoServe invites your firm to participate in this competitive solicitation for pricing, delivery, and terms as an evaluation contractor for a West Africa Regional cashew project with the project’s head office based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
In partnership with Laterite, we conducted a June 2020 survey about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on coffee farming in Kenya. Discover key results in the infographics below. View All Infographics June 2020 Survey…
In partnership with Laterite, we conducted a survey about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on coffee farming in Ethiopia in June 2020. Discover key results in the infographics below and attached. View All Infographics …
In partnership with Laterite, we conducted a July 2020 survey about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on coffee farming in Zimbabwe. Discover key results in the infographics below. View All Infographics July 2020 Survey …
In partnership with Laterite, we conducted a July 2020 survey about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on coffee farming in Uganda. Discover key results in the infographics below. View All Infographics July 2020 Survey…
RFP – Impact Advisory for East Indian Digitisation and Extension Pilot
TechnoServe seeks technical assistance to support impact advisory of digitizing and piloting an extension service for the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders & Agribusinesses Technical Assistance Facility program.
RFQ: Working Capital Raise Consultant, COVID-19 TA
New submissions to this RFQ are no longer accepted.
TechnoServe invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position Working Capital Raise Consultant for support to a grain trader in Rwanda. The work will be conducted closely with the CASA Technical Assistance Facility team based in Johannesburg, South Africa, from September to November 2020.
RFP: Seeking Research Partner for Coffee Program in Peru
TechnoServe seeks to identify a research partner that can help TechnoServe successfully apply for a research grant funded by the Packard Foundation to gain a deeper understanding of the coffee program, CAFE’s, impact on the livelihoods of women and young people.
In partnership with Laterite, we conducted a survey about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on coffee farming in Ethiopia and Kenya in June 2020. Discover key results in the infographics below and attached. View All Infographics …
Request for Qualifications: Training Curriculum Consultant
TechnoServe Inc. invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position of training curriculum consultant for the cashew industry.
Request for Proposal: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy
TechnoServe seeks a dynamic and pro-active Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant to manage the coffee project's Baseline Best Practice Adoption Survey, as well as the Monthly Attendance & Data Collection process.
This paper is intended to be the first of a series of thematic papers on inclusive business technical assistance. TechnoServe will continue this work under the DFID-funded Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness Technical Assistance Facility (CASA TAF). This five-year facility aims to partner…
Grain Sector Climate Smart Awareness And Decision-Making
Nile Breweries, a subsidiary of AB InBev, has sought to improve their supply chains of sorghum and barley through local sourcing and sustainability commitments. This outcome story shares how Nile Breweries Limited leveraged the Guide to Assessing Climate Resilience in Smallholder Supply Chains, part of the USAID Feed the…
Small Commercial Farmer Model Impact Report
Learn about the impact of TechnoServe’s small commercial farmer model as a mechanism for rural development.
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.
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.
IOM: Smallholder Farmers Translating Produce to Profits
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…
IOM: Eyes in the Sky for African Agriculture, Water Resources, and Urban Planning
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.
IOM: Improving Livelihoods by Saving Animals
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.
MozaCajú Impact Report
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.
Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of Smallholder Coffee in Guatemala
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.
TechnoServe’s East Africa Coffee Initiative: An Example of System Leadership in Practice
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.
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.
Five Years of the AAF’S Technical Assistance Facility
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).
Innovation in Outcome Measurement
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.
TechnoServe Initiative for Inclusive Agricultural Business Models
This document contains four case studies exploring TechnoServe’s work with leading corporations to develop inclusive business models that engage smallholder farmers.
Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: Promoting the Resilience of Smallholder Agriculture to Climate Change
Report identifying the key areas where pushing forward through multi-stakeholder initiatives will be critical to building smallholder resilience to climate change.
Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: Lessons from Agriculture
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.
TechnoServe Initiative for Inclusive Agricultural Business Models: SAB Miller / AB InBev
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.
Case Study: Connected Farmer Alliance
Assessing the impact of a commercial mobile agriculture (mAgri) solution that benefits both agribusinesses and smallholder farmers.
From India to Malawi: Seepage Wells
A case study from Feed the Future India-Africa Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Innovation Sharing Platform…
Overview of the Coffee Initiative, TechnoServe’s flagship coffee program, which benefited more than a quarter-million farmers in East Africa.
Case Study: Unlocking Credit for Haiti’s Smallholder Mango Producers
Loans secured through the Haiti Hope Project are helping mango farmers bring riper fruit to market.
Case Study: The Return on Investment From TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative
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.
A Guide to Working with Informal Financial Institutions
This guide explores lessons learned and best practices for increasing access to finance for smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs.
Integrating Smallholders into Zambia’s Soy Industry
8 Views for the G8
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.
The Coffee Initiative: Phase One Final Report
Accomplishments and challenges from the first four-year phase of the Coffee Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Project Nurture: Partnering for Business Opportunity and Development Impact
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.
Cultivating Women’s Participation: Strategies for Gender-Responsive Agriculture Programming
Technical brief from the International Center for Research on Women highlighting the gender approach in TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative in Tanzania.
Lessons Learned: The Coffee Initiative, 2008 to 2011
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.
Independent Assessment of TechnoServe’s Coffee Agronomy Training Program
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…
Building Competitiveness in Africa’s Agriculture: A Guide to Value Chain Concepts and Applications
Document produced by The World Bank referencing several TechnoServe case studies.