Home to over 180 million people, more than 200 ethnic groups, and a wide array of diversified mineral and natural resources, Nigeria is one of the largest economies in Africa. Its manufacturing and agricultural sector is fast expanding and produces an enormous number of goods in the region.

TechnoServe brings more than a decade of experience designing and implementing market-led interventions in Nigeria to address the country’s development challenges. Working in most of Nigeria’s 36 states, TechnoServe is partnering with a variety of public and private funders in agriculture and enterprise development.

In agriculture, TechnoServe interventions have targeted the maize, rice, cashew, tomato, cassava, soy, and poultry value chains, increasing smallholder productivity and income, improving access to inputs and finance, and strengthening market linkages.

In addition, TechnoServe is working with entrepreneurs to help small retail shops become more profitable and to increase access to clean water through sustainable business models. TechnoServe is also working with food processors to improve compliance with national fortification mandates and increase the availability of nutrients in local markets.


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Entrepreneurship Projects in Nigeria

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Accessing Clean Water and Economic Opportunity for Women

Application booklet for women entrepreneurs seeking to operate Sunlight Water Centres in Nigeria…

Survey: COVID-19 Challenges and Responses for African Food Processors, Second Edition

A survey of food processing firms in seven African countries reveals the challenges facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey Results: Impact of COVID-19 on Micro-Retail Businesses

Read the results from TechnoServe's survey of 337 micro-retail program participants about the impact COVID-19 has had on their businesses.

Survey: Africa’s Food Processors in the Face of COVID-19

TechnoServe surveyed 106 food processors, representing seven countries in Africa, on the impact of COVID-19 on their operations. This survey presents our findings.

Challenges and Responses for Africa’s Food Processors Facing COVID-19

TechnoServe offers a guide on the challenges and responses facing food processors during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on a survey of 106 food processors from seven African countries.