Improving African Food Security

A 5-year PPP to share technical and business knowledge of global food companies through 50,000 hours of expertise from employee volunteers with 250 food processors and millers throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.

Developing Best Practices in Food Processing with African Organizations

The nonprofit Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) that is a consortium of General Mills, Cargill and DSM, Solutions to African Food Enterprises (SAFE) that is a TechnoServe program, and USAID will deepen their collaboration to improve African food security. This partnership, being implemented by TechnoServe and part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future and Global Health initiatives, will continue to help improve African food security. The agreement builds on a public-private partnership between USAID, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and General Mills, formed in 2010. The collective commitment will utilize more than 50,000 hours of expertise from employee volunteers from General Mills, Cargill and DSM – sharing their technical and business knowledge with 250 food processors and millers throughout Eastern and Southern Africa. In addition, this partnership will work to expand capital and market access to the processors they engage. To sustain and scale these results across the sector, PFS will develop and share best practices in food processing with African organizations who will support further sector development after PFS support ends.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • General Mills

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    General Mills, Inc. (General Mills), incorporated on June 20, 1928, is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores.

    The Company is...

  • Cargill

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, they help people thrive by...

  • Royal DSM

    Goods Supplier
    Netherlands | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Royal DSM is a multinational life sciences and materials sciences-based company. DSM's global end markets include food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical...

  • TechnoServe

    Implementing NGO
    Ghana | Staff size: 501-1000

    TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Southern Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 15 Million