Celebrating 50 Years

TechnoServe was founded in 1968 to help hardworking people in the developing world lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty.

In 2018, we proudly celebrated fifty years of impact and millions of lives transformed through the power of private enterprise. As we reflect on all that TechnoServe has accomplished together with our supporters, partners, and enterprising people around the world, we are excited to catalyze even greater change in the years ahead.

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1994
TechnoServe begins working with rural farmers in Peru

We encourage the cultivation of non-traditional export crops such as cotton, citrus fruits, asparagus, and mangos which do not exhaust soil like traditional crops of rice and maize.

1997
President Clinton visits TechnoServe’s office in Ghana

President Bill Clinton visits TechnoServe’s office in Ghana and meets with maize farmers, cashew processors, and other TechnoServe clients. Two months later, First Lady Hillary Clinton tours TechnoServe’s program in Panama.

“The reason I wanted to be here is because both TechnoServe and our Peace Corps volunteers are working to help Africans help themselves to become healthier, better educated, more prosperous – simply speaking, better equipped to dream their own dreams and make them come true.” – President Bill Clinton in Accra, Ghana.

2015
President Obama tours TechnoServe project in Ethiopia

President Obama visits Faffa Food plant, a business supported by TechnoServe and Partners in Food Solutions in Ethiopia, highlighting a unique public-private partnership that promotes nutrition and food security in Africa.

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History

Explore some of TechnoServe's defining moments from the last 50 years.

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My enduring reward is the work itself. It is in the eyes and smiles and embraces of the people we help edge toward a better life. It is in the spirit of generosity my colleagues share with me. It is in the learning and insight I get from listening to our clients.
PAUL E. TIERNEY, JR.
Chairman, TechnoServe

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