Who We Are

We create opportunities across Africa with tools and services to efficiently process, save, and sell more food.

Life-Changing Postharvest Solutions

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota with offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Lilongwe, Malawi, we partner with the African private sector to provide smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs a portfolio of programs and support services so they can process and preserve more food. 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.  

40 Years of Impact

Originally founded in 1981 as "Compatible Technology International" by engineers from General Mills and Pillsbury, specialize in postharvest technology and agribusiness solutions for rural communities around the globe with tools that have been distributed in more than fifty countries. Over the last four decades, we have made tremendous strides in combating hunger and poverty in emerging economies and impacted over one million people. 

Learn More About Our History

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Our Goal

By 2025, we will partner with millions of African farmers and rural entrepreneurs,

filling gaps in postharvest markets so that Africa can feed herself. 

Current and Previous Funders and Partners