Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Change
Project Nurture aims to help more than 50,000 small-scale fruit farmers double their fruit incomes, helping to prove that smallholder farmers can generate meaningful income through fruit production and be competitive suppliers in a market system.
Project Nurture: Partnering for Business Opportunity and Development Impact
Prepared by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, this report examines how Project Nurture demonstrates the potential for building sustainable and inclusive value chains through cross-sector partnerships.
Cultivating Women’s Participation: Strategies for Gender-Responsive Agriculture Programming
Technical brief from the International Center for Research on Women highlighting the gender approach in TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative in Tanzania.
Lessons Learned: The Coffee Initiative, 2008 to 2011
TechnoServe learned important lessons during the first phase of the Coffee Initiative, a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These insights have much to offer for the private, public and non-profit sectors.
A Sustainable Water Solution for Coffee Processing in Ethiopia
As TechnoServe prepares to celebrate World Water Day, we highlight a partnership in Ethiopia that is showing coffee wet mill owners a smarter method for treating wastewater and protecting their watershed.
Checking in with the Conservation Cotton Initiative: Meet Francis Obwana
The Conservation Cotton Initiative in northern Uganda is helping farmers like Francis Obwana rebuild their lives after decades of violent conflict.
Linking Grain Farmers to Markets
Staple crops like maize, soy and bean can provide much more than just subsistence for smallholders, they can also increase income, create jobs and improve food security. The Storage and Proper Post-Harvest Improvements for Resource Efficiency (SAPPHIRE) program, funded by the DFID, worked to capitalize on the potential of maize and increase incomes for farmers through increasing productivity and improved aggregation.
Developing Smallholder Poultry Agribusiness
The Smallholder Poultry Agribusiness Development (SPADE) initiative aimed to sustainably improve the livelihoods of 12,000 smallholder poultry producers of indigenous chicken.