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How We Help

Connecting expertise with opportunity.

  • Implementing Partners
    Identify Promising Food Companies

    Local staff and partners identify food businesses and plan technical/business projects
  • Corporate Volunteers
    Work Remotely

    Volunteers from world-class corporations advise these food businesses remotely
  • Improved food security, nutrition and economic development

African landscape

We are working to help Africa to feed itself better, today and into the future.

Food Challenges Today

In sub-Saharan Africa 1 in 4 lack adequate food for healthy, active life.

Center of Growth

Africa will have 50% of world population growth over the next 3 decades, adding 1 billion people.

Our work helps strengthen the middle of the food value chain.

We help develop an underleveraged link in the food value chain - food processors and mills - to build and grow the entire African food economy. Our volunteers give world-class expertise to strengthen companies - from facility design to product development to providing the technical and business know-how - that African food companies need to grow. Strengthening the middle of the value chain has a ripple effect, strengthening markets for smallholder farmers and bring more nutritious food to consumers. 

Female farmers in Kenya

The opportunity. The need. The model.

Together, we make a meaningful difference.

Sharing Knowledge

Corporate volunteers share their expertise with African entrepreneurs, while honing their own skills 

Empowering Entrepreneurs

Giving high potential food companies access to world class business development and technical services

Improving Nutrition

Supporting improved food safety and developing more nutritious, locally sourced and affordable foods

Strengthening Capacity

Supporting a network of food industry professionals across Africa

woman food processing

We work in 9 countries—Kenya, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Bühler
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
DSM
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Hershey
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.