Boosting Nutrition and Opportunity in Africa
The inability to access safe, nutritious, and affordable food is a problem for many people across East and Southern Africa, leading to widespread malnutrition in children. At the same time, millions of smallholder farmers struggle to find profitable markets for their food crops. Building a more effective local food processing sector can help to address both challenges, increasing the supply of nutritious food and providing a profitable and stable market for the region’s farmers.
The Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP) is helping to unlock that potential by providing technical assistance and sector-wide training to food processors in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. AINFP is co-funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and by the non-profit Partners in Food Solutions, through private funding and in-kind contributions of employee time from its corporate partners. TechnoServe is leading project implementation on the ground. The five-year, $20 million partnership will leverage the power of the private sector to create better nutritional outcomes for vulnerable consumers and more profitable market opportunities for local farmers.