Transforming Businesses and Lives in Kenya’s Micro-Retail Sector
TechnoServe and Moody’s Foundation have partnered to support micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya’s micro-retail sector through the Smart Duka Initiative.
On International Youth Day, Celebrating the Next Generation of Change
In celebration of International Youth Day, we are sharing stories from a few of the many young people who have graduated from TechnoServe's programs around the world.
Addressing Chronic Malnutrition Through Food Fortification
Chronic malnutrition is a widespread issue that has serious health impacts, particularly for children. When implemented in a business-friendly way, food fortification offers a relatively simple solution.
Can Tech Improve Kenya’s Micro-Retail Sector?
TechnoServe’s projects yield a wealth of lessons that can help us – and others – improve our work. In this series, we reflect on the lessons we have learned from our programs in Africa, India, and Latin America, sharing insights from program staff.
Partnering to Reduce Food Waste in Kenya
TechnoServe and the Rockefeller Foundation partnered to reduce post-harvest loss in Kenya's mango crop through the YieldWise initiative. Following a post-project evaluation, TechnoServe's YieldWise Program Manager and Rockefeller Foundation's Associate Director for Africa discussed the project's most significant findings.
From Produce to Profits: How Mobile Technology Is Strengthening the Livelihoods of Spinach Growers
In East Africa, TechnoServe is testing innovative models for creating a profitable agribusiness that builds wealth in small farming communities. For smallholder farmers in Kenya, an outgrower model integrating information and communications technology has the potential to double their incomes.
Partnering for Prosperity: Citi Volunteers Join TechnoServe Teams to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs
In Nairobi, volunteers from Citibank mentored young shopkeepers participating in the PAYED program, giving expert advice to help them build profitable enterprises for a better future.
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.
Reality Television: An Unexpected Tool for Agronomy Training
In East Africa, a "make-over" style reality television show is providing millions of farmers with top-notch agricultural information. In a recent episode, TechnoServe's own Charles Murage, a business advisor for the YieldWise program, made his TV debut, giving tips to reduce postharvest loss on mango farms.