Who We Are
We partner with farmers and entrepreneurs so they can better nourish and sustain their communities, reduce the drudgery and improve the lives of rural women, and provide sustainable postharvest business solutions
Life-Changing Postharvest Solutions
Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota with offices in Dakar, Senegal and Lilongwe, Malawi, we partner with the African private sector to provide smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs a portfolio or programs and support services that allow their farms to thrive and become more bountiful agricultural enterprises. We focus on developing solutions that fit the needs of the people that will be using them, in order to achieve a greater impact, with long-lasting positive effects for future generations of Africans.
Making An Impact for Over 38 Years
Originally founded in 1981 as "Compatible Technology International" by engineers from General Mills and Pillsbury, we have decades of experience developing solutions for rural farmers around the globe with tools that have been distributed in more than fifty countries. Over the last three decades, we have made tremendous strides in combating hunger and poverty in emerging economies and impacted hundreds of thousands of people.
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Board of Directors
Lee Wallace - Board Chair
Bernhard Van Lengerich, PhD - Vice Chair
Al Sullivan - Treasurer
Andrea Kajer - Secretary
Robert Wilcox - Chair, Governance Committee
Jared Brewington - Chair, Development Committee
Renee Munro - Chair, Marketing Committee
Michele Anderson, PhD
Gerard Klein Essink
Dr. Shefali Mehta
Susan Cornell Wilkes
Current and Previous Funders and Partners
Partnerships Corporate Opportunities
- Employee Engagement
Institutional Partnerships Join in scaling our solutions across Africa
We provide expertise in engineering, supply chain and food and agricultural technology for small-scale technology solutions.
Supply Chain Partnerships
We work with African government, manufacturing, and distribution partners for taking needed technology to scale.
Training for Women & Youth in Agribusiness
We invest in farmers as entrepreneurs, also focusing on new opportunities for women and youth, through technical, business/marketing and food safety training.