Our Work

Targeted business applications

We don’t like to reinvent, and we prefer to use proven applications and technologies wherever we can.

TechnoServe builds pre-competitive open source solutions that accelerate sustainable private and public sector software development.

Labs uses agile development methodologies, supervising both internal development resources around the world and third party software developers.

We have endorsed the Principles for Digital Development. All of our source code is hosted on the TechnoServe github repository in order to encourage use by other NGOs and incorporation into private sector solutions.

Technoserve Labs is committed to developing aggregated, anonymized data, such as our cashew plantation data set in the Source Cooperative data library for use by research institutions.

coffee cherry sorting

EUDR compliance

EUDR (deforestation) compliance requirements will impact millions of smallholder farmers. TechnoServe is developing and piloting solutions for mapping and deforestation validation, with an emphasis on building open-source, pre-competitive solutions and practical shared training materials for EUDR compliance to help smallholder farmers retain access to the EU market.



To standardize and improve the accuracy of cashew quality testing, TechnoServe Labs developed a free Android App to record, store and share field quality measurements of raw cashew nuts (RCN) using the kernel outturn ratio (KOR) calculation.



BeninBiz in Benin worked with Technoserve Labs and Epitech to develop the MonCoach Android application to help micro-entrepreneurs with simple accounting and financial management tasks, allowing them to analyze stock levels, sales and profitability.


Coffee Cherry Quality App (Cherie)

Technoserve Labs built a standalone (offline!) Android application that uses machine learning technology to assess the mix of ripe, partially ripe, unripe and overripe coffee cherries.


Mozambique cashew sprayer app (Caju+)

To enhance the efficiency and sustainability of cashew spraying businesses in Mozambique, TechnoServe Labs developed the SprayerApp, a free Android app that records, stores, and shares essential data, improving coordination and decision-making for field workers, supervisors, trainers, and project managers.