Promoting a Savings Culture in Tanzania
A 25-year-old entrepreneur is educating young people in her community on the benefits of mobile financial solutions.
Q&A: Sustainable and Scalable Business Models for Linking Agriculture and Technology
TechnoServe's Michael Elliott discusses the successes, challenges and future of information and communications technologies for agriculture.
Bigger Harvests, Brighter Horizons in Ghana
TechnoServe helped to show how a new way of working with the supply chain can unlock the potential of Ghana’s smallholder farmers.
Transcending Boundaries in Agriculture: The Connected Farmer Alliance
Creative mobile solutions are addressing major challenges in the agriculture industry, providing benefits for both farmers and agribusinesses.
Increasing Rural Incomes Through Information Systems
TechnoServe worked to introduce mobile phone-based solutions to meet demand from farmers, private sector agribusinesses as well as the development community for information and other value added services.
A Growing Lifeline: Mobile Technologies in Agricultural Development
Smallholder farmers in the developing world face considerable challenges that keep many of them locked in poverty. Mobile technologies have the potential to transform the rural economy facing impoverished small farmers.
Connected Farmer Alliance
The Connected Farmer Alliance (CFA) is a public-private partnership that seeks to promote commercially sustainable mobile agriculture solutions and increase productivity and revenues for 500,000 smallholder farmers across Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. The program also aims to increase revenues for agribusinesses and agricultural value chain service providers.
Photo of the Week: A Young Kenyan Woman’s Beautiful Future
Cecilia Natike, 25, is the proud owner of a beauty salon in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. She opened her business in 2009 after participating in TechnoServe’s Young Entrepreneurs program.
Work at Cashew Factory Empowers West African Women
In just two years, Jemima Akusika Hansen has risen from a part-time data entry clerk to the head of human resources at a cashew factory in Ghana. Her progress demonstrates how the cashew industry can create new opportunities for thousands of women in West Africa.