Projects

Together with our partners, TechnoServe is helping to grow strong markets that create opportunities for enterprising people in the developing world.

Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods

“Hidden hunger” is a form of undernutrition affecting millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Food fortification is a cost-effective strategy for addressing hidden hunger,helping people to access the nutrition they need. The Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods Project helps food companies in Africa to improve their capacity to produce and sell fortified foods for local markets.

Agribusiness

TechnoServe Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing

The TechnoServe Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing is dedicated to generating evidence on innovations in smallholder sourcing that improve outcomes for farmers and companies, as well as promoting broad-based adoption of effective innovations.

Agribusiness

Solutions for African Food Enterprises

Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE) was a public-private partnership between TechnoServe, Partners in Food Solutions, and USAID that aimed to increase the competitiveness of the African food processing sector to expand availability of affordable and nutritious foods to local populations. The program benefited more than 1,000 food processors who source from more than 800,000 smallholder farmers in five countries.

Agribusiness

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 growing businesses (SGBs) invested in by the African Agriculture Fund, and improves linkages between enterprises and smallholder outgrowers.

Agribusiness

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.

Agribusiness

Integrating smallholder farmers into supply chains through financing innovations

In 2011, TechnoServe, Instituto Ventura, and food company Inaceres partnered to catalyze economic growth for smallholder farmers in Brazil by building a sustainable, inclusive, and competitive outgrower model for heart of palm.

Agribusiness

Scaling Premium Honey through Digital Training Platforms

In the Piauí state of Northern Brazil, honey production can provide a key source of income for farmers living in rural poverty. As market demand for certified honey increases globally, switching to organic and fair trade production can help farmers to tap into premium markets – and prices.

Agribusiness

BeniBiz: Boosting Youth Agribusinesses for a More Food Secure Benin

BeniBiz is a business accelerator that aims to provide food and agribusiness entrepreneurs the skills they need to build prosperous businesses and economies, and food-secure communities.

Agribusiness

Sustainable Supply Chains for Sorghum

In partnership with the Cargill, TechnoServe launched the IMPULSOR project in 2014. The IMPULSOR project is increasing productivity and competitiveness of Sorghum farms in Nicaragua, educating the participating farmers in agricultural and business best practices. The project is targeting 400 small farmers in Cargill’s sorghum supply chain.

Agribusiness

Advancing Women’s Leadership in Key Agribusinesses

TechnoServe, in partnership with Visa Inc. is implementing a program in the Khargone and Bharwani districts of Madhya Pradesh to improve the livelihoods of rural families by advancing women’s leadership in farmer producer organizations.

Agribusiness

Increasing Economic Opportunity for Tomato and Rice Farmers in Nigeria

TechnoServe and Syngenta are partnering to increase the incomes of tomato and rice farmers in Nigeria by training them in best agricultural and post-harvest practices, and connecting them with the inputs and networks they need to make their farming businesses thrive.

Agribusiness

National Rural Livelihoods Promotion

TechnoServe is working to improve rural livelihoods in India by creating profitable, bankable and self-sustaining commodity chains in the agriculture, livestock, and non-timber forest products value chains.

Agribusiness