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.