Q&A: Former TechnoServe Fellow Finds Promise in Sub-Saharan Africa
Kyle Burr describes his experience working with TechnoServe in Swaziland to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable households.
Accelerating Women and Youth Led Businesses
The Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs in South African Metros (AWESAM) program aims to increase the economic participation of urban women and youth in the South African economy by converting subsistence-based businesses into high-growth and competitive ventures.
The Secret Garden: Connecting Farmers with Technologies and Markets in Mozambique
In the village of Inhacoongo, where agriculture is a time-honored way of life, TechnoServe is working with farmers to build a dynamic rural economy.
New Opportunities Take Root in Mozambique
Achissalia Alifa found her first formal job in 2010. The 35-year-old mother of five was part of the first team recruited to work at the tree nursery of the Green Resources forestry company in Mozambique’s Nampula province. Through her job, Achissalia has learned technical skills around planting and…
Developing the Capacity of Entrepreneurs
Through a seven-year program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, TechnoServe has developed entrepreneurs by focusing on three objectives: support and strengthen today’s entrepreneurs and SMEs, plant the seeds for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and build local sustainable capacity of financial institutions to support those entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Directly from the Smallholder to the Shelf
In 2012, TechnoServe and Massmart Walmart launched a direct farm program which aims to put locally produced small-scale farmers’ produce on the shelves of Massmart. TechnoServe’s role involves training, mentoring, technical assistance and establishing links to both finance and retail markets for the farmers.
Promoting Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains
In 2013, TechnoServe launched a program to improve the scalability and sustainability of our existing agricultural value chain programs in South Africa.