Feeding a Growing Population
At the current rate of growth, the population of sub-Saharan Africa is expected to double by 2050. But without improving food systems, feeding a growing population will be even more challenging when considering that 820 million people around the globe already experience chronic hunger.
While this demand requires an increase in food production, we believe a key strategy to feeding a growing population is to more effectively preserve food that is already produced. Across sub-Saharan Africa, roughly one third of all crops are lost postharvest before even making it to market, yet, only 5% of all agricultural investment goes to postharvest solutions.
Postharvest Solutions Provider
This is why we focus on postharvest solutions. We implement programs and strategies to sustainably reduce hunger and poverty by supporting rural communities with opportunities to process, save, and sell more food. Postharvest technologies, decrease loss, improve output, and increase local food supply.
With our technical expertise and nearly 40 years of experience, we focus on mechanizing postharvest processing while supporting entrepreneurial development in rural communities for cultivating a thriving agricultural industry and resilient food systems.
Support Beyond the Tool
A "Business in a Box"
Over the years we have learned that gaps in resources for rural communities is not restricted to farming technologies. That is why our support does not end with the delivery of a tool. With our "Business in a Box" model, we provide additional training and mentorship, tailored to the needs across our programs. Depending on the tool, the entrepreneur, group, or the crop, we develop curriculum that includes use, maintenance, and repair of the tools as well as how to maximize business potential. From topics on setting rental prices or producing a range of value-added products, we are dedicated to supporting rural entrepreneurial development with sustainable growth and success.