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US, Canada; Subsaharan Africa

Partners in Food Solutions To mobilize corporate volunteers to share knowledge and expertise with small and growing food processors to improve the food value chain in Africa.

International Development Agency / Development Finance Institution

OVERVIEW

Description

Partners in Food Solutions, a consortium of leading global food companies – General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM and Buhler - has worked in partnership with TechnoServe and the United States Agency for Development (USAID) to help strengthen the capacity of 525 food companies in Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi and Ethiopia, impacting nearly 550,000 local smallholder farmers who support an estimated 3.3 million family members. Assisted companies have sold more than 15,000MT of food products to food aid buyers for vulnerable populations. Corporate partners have provided access to their world-class facilities and empowered more than 650 of their skilled employees to work on more than 280 individual projects, contributing more than 60,000 volunteer hours.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Food and Nutrition

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid
  • Other

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada
  • Subsaharan Africa

funding types

  • Grants / Donations
  • Other