Video: Partnership Transforms Food Processing Sector in Africa
November 07, 2013
Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe are supporting small and growing food processors across sub-Saharan Africa.
The food processing sector can be an engine to improve livelihoods and increase food security across African countries. Together with Partners in Food Solutions – a nonprofit that draws on volunteer employees from General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM and Bühler – and the U.S. Agency for International Development, TechnoServe is supporting small and growing food processors with technical and business expertise. Learn more in this video from Partners in Food Solutions.
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