TechnoServe is a U.S. - based non-profit organisation that helps entrepreneurial men and women in poor areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, their communities and their countries.
In addition to supporting businesses and industry groups, TechnoServe works directly with financial institutions, helping them to evaluate the credit risks of small and medium enterprises, in order to improve access to capital for this key economic sector.
In Caldas, Colombia, Nespresso has teamed up with TechnoServe in a collaborative effort to integrate small-scale coffee growers into the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ supply chain. The project focused on developing a sustainable procurement model that benefits small coffee growers. The effort targeted an area in the north of Caldas, Colombia, with around 10,000 hectares of coffee production.