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2015 P3 Impact Award Finalist

Partners in Food Solutions Partnership

Nearly two-thirds of the workforce in sub-Saharan Africa earn a living from agriculture, but many struggle to escape poverty due to a lack of stable, profitable markets. At the same time, one quarter of the region’s people suffers from undernourishment. Recognizing that local food processors can meet both the market needs of farmers and the nutrition needs of the population, TechnoServe, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Partners in Food Solutions established a partnership to build the capacity of these enterprises. Through an innovative technology platform, the partnership matches the world-class expertise of leading food companies (General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM and Bühler) with the needs of food processors in East Africa. Operating in five countries, the partnership has resulted in market opportunities for 700,000 smallholder farmers, the sale of over 15,000 MT of therapeutic food, $2.6 million in financing, and hundreds of new jobs.