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Photo of a food processor helping fight food insecurity in the developing world.

Food Processors Help Fight Food Insecurity in the Developing World. How Has COVID-19 Impacted Them This Year?

TechnoServe’s COVID-19 Impact Report examines how the pandemic disrupted key sectors of emerging economies and the livelihoods of those who work in them. Our second feature in our blog series on the report highlights the challenges food processors faced last year and the promising solutions that could help them maintain their key role in the value chain.

COVID-19, Food Processing

When Intermediary Links in the Supply Chain are Weakened, the Whole Food System Suffers

Businesses in the center of the value chain are crucial to the food system, but these intermediary links are under threat from the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing from TechnoServe's COVID-19 survey data, Nupur Parikh, Director, Strategic Initiatives, and Brent Wibberley, Director, Food Processing and Nutrition, break down how the pandemic has impacted agricultural value chains.

Agriculture, COVID-19, Food Processing
Riz Yusufali presents at the Nigeria CEO forum.

Major Food Fortification Advances Support Better Nutrition in Nigeria

Food fortification is one of the best ways to fight malnutrition at scale. This is particularly important in countries like Nigeria, which has the largest number of malnourished people in Africa. Recently, leaders from across Nigeria's public and private sector gathered virtually to highlight some rare progress in combating this problem: major improvements in the country's food fortification.

Entrepreneurship, Food Processing

Fact versus Fiction: The Role of Food Processing in Global Nutrition

Over the years, the term “processed foods” has acquired a less-than-healthy connotation, especially in higher-income countries. However, processing certain foods can actually improve nutrition — and is a key way to improve food security in the developing world. Learn some of the common misconceptions around food processing and how TechnoServe helps businesses improve their operations and provide more nutritious food for consumers.

COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Food Processing
food security women

What Is Food Security and How Does it Affect the World?

With the number of people facing life-threatening hunger in the world expected to double this year to 265 million, solutions addressing each link in the food system are essential. Drawing from TechnoServe's work across value chains with a range of public and private partners, we are highlighting the latest challenges, insights, and promising approaches in the current effort to prevent widespread food insecurity and build greater long-term resilience.

Agriculture, COVID-19, Environmental Sustainability, Food Processing
An employee at Prosoya displays a product

Africa’s Food Processors are Vital for the Continent’s Food Security. COVID-19 is Putting Them at Risk.

With the number of people facing life-threatening hunger in the world expected to double this year to 265 million, solutions addressing each link in the food system are essential. Drawing from TechnoServe's work across value chains with a range of public and private partners, we are highlighting the latest challenges, insights, and promising approaches in the current effort to prevent widespread food insecurity and build greater long-term resilience.

COVID-19, Food Processing