Tanzania

Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods

“Hidden hunger” is a form of undernutrition affecting millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Food fortification is a cost-effective strategy for addressing hidden hunger,helping people to access the nutrition they need. The Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods Project helps food companies in Africa to improve their capacity to produce and sell fortified foods for local markets.

Entrepreneurship, Food Processing
Partners in Food Solutions

Solutions for African Food Enterprises

Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE) was a public-private partnership between TechnoServe, Partners in Food Solutions, and USAID that aimed to increase the competitiveness of the African food processing sector to expand availability of affordable and nutritious foods to local populations. The program benefited more than 1,000 food processors who source from more than 800,000 smallholder farmers in five countries.

Entrepreneurship, Food Processing
Partners in Food Solutions, U.S. Agency for International Development

Increasing Women’s Access to Savings and Banking Services

Business Women Connect was born out of research showing that micro-savings products are one of the most impactful tools for women entrepreneurs to access in order to grow their businesses. In a context where only 17% of adults access formal mechanisms to establish savings, mobile savings products offer women…

Entrepreneurship, Technology, Women's Economic Empowerment
Center for Global Development, ExxonMobil Foundation, Vodafone, World Bank

Linking Grain Farmers to Markets

Staple crops like maize, soy and bean can provide much more than just subsistence for smallholders, they can also increase income, create jobs and improve food security. The Storage and Proper Post-Harvest Improvements for Resource Efficiency (SAPPHIRE) program, funded by the DFID, worked to capitalize on the potential of maize and increase incomes for farmers through increasing productivity and improved aggregation.

Agriculture
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Department for International Development

Boosting Fortified Foods

TechnoServe is working with small- and medium-sized maize, rice and sunflower oil processors to increase the supply of, and demand for, nutritious and fortified foods. The project will work with more than 1,000 business owners to build capacity for fortification by assisting the processors with operations, access to finance, formulation, packaging and marketing.

Entrepreneurship, Food Processing
Abt Associates, U.S. Agency for International Development