Food Processing

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Quiz: Food Processing vs. Processed Food – What’s the Difference?

  “Food Processing” and “Processed Food” Aren’t Synonymous Over the years, the term “processed foods” has acquired a less-than-healthy connotation, especially in higher-income countries. You might be surprised to learn that food processing can actually improve nutrition. For certain foods, such as cashews, food fortification is an essential…

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Food Processing, Food Security
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A New Tool for Business to Fight Malnutrition: Micronutrient Fortification Index Launches in Nigeria

Malnutrition is one of the world’s biggest development challenges. But food fortification can dramatically improve a population’s nutrition—if food processing companies have the right tools and knowledge. Last week, TechnoServe launched a new platform to help food processors track and improve fortification, marking important progress in fighting malnutrition in Nigeria and beyond.

Food Processing, Food Security

Fighting Hidden Hunger: Four Food Fortification Success Stories – and What’s Ahead

Around the world, more than 2 billion people – nearly one out of four – suffer from “hidden hunger.” Caused by a lack of vitamins and minerals, the condition disrupts healthy development and  can lead to serious health conditions, including blindness, disability, and birth defects. Countries have long been fighting these diseases through food fortification. Read about past efforts and new solutions.

Food Processing, Food Security
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