In India, Knowledge is Power for a Woman Farmer

When Rubi Devi first started growing mint on her small farm in Uttar Pradesh, she was barely making enough money to cover basic expenses and cover the high costs of mint cultivation. However, after joining a TechnoServe program, she gained a better understanding of mint testing and marketing and now has the skills and confidence she needs to improve her livelihood.

Cost-Effective Impact Spotlight: Youth Employment in India

In a world with significant poverty but limited resources, how can we ensure that each development dollar achieves as much impact as possible? The question of cost-effectiveness is one of the central challenges of international development, and part of the reason that TechnoServe measures and publishes the income gains its clients achieve, per every program dollar spent. In this series, we highlight the lessons gained from TechnoServe’s most cost-effective programs around the world and examine how even programs with lower returns on investment can yield important insights in the quest to reduce global poverty.

A Day in the Life: Supporting Smallholder Farmers in India Through COVID-19

In Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, over 7,000 smallholder guar farmers are improving their incomes and their lives through TechnoServe’s Sustainable Guar Initiative. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has come up with creative ways to continue delivering essential training and support to our clients. Today, we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how we’re adapting our daily activities in India.

Response, Recovery, Resilience: Smallholder Farmers and COVID-19

TechnoServe is helping farming families in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia respond to the pandemic, recover from the crisis, and build resilience to future threats. Our new report shows how, with the right support, these farmers can overcome immense obstacles and emerge from the crisis in a position to participate in economic recovery.