On The Ground
Solutions for African Food Enterprises
As of December 2016, four years into the program, 82 processors have benefited from customized technical assistance through 205 technology and business charters. As a direct result of SAFE’s assistance, these businesses have created 337 jobs, established 95 new market linkages, and sold 55,852 metric tons of improved, nutritious food. Supported food processors have made new investments of over $9.6 million.
SAFE additionally provides sector-wide training to broader processor groups, universities, service providers, and industry bodies to strengthen their knowledge base so they are better able to serve their companies and support the sector. So far, we have conducted 43 trainings in business strategy and planning, and technical areas (e.g. good manufacturing practices, food fortification, processing, aflatoxin control, baking, milling technology). These trainings have reached 1,162 individuals from 883 different processors.
Explore SAFE's interactive e-books: the Agri-Business Management Handbook and the Handbook for Food Fortification in Kenya.
PartnersBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Partners in Food Solutions-TechnoServe Alliance
Enhancing Sustainability and Increasing Coffee Incomes in Ethiopia’s Sidama Zone
Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain for Unwashed Coffee
Supporting Maize Farmer Cooperatives
Water Wise Coffee
PartnersMother Parkers Tea & Coffee
November 17, 2016
The public and private sectors invest in a partnership to help East African coffee farmers increase sustainable agronomic practices.
September 19, 2016
Using a market-based approach, TechnoServe is helping coffee farmers and cooperatives in Jimma, Ethiopia, turn coffee husk into a thriving market.
July 19, 2016
Garuke coffee cooperative in Ethiopia was the only employer in the area for workers like Seifu Abafita, but in 2009 was on the brink of closure until support from the Coffee Initiative helped to turn things around.
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Tel: +251 1 663 0017