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The Opportunity

The Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP) is a partnership between USAID, TechnoServe, and Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).

AINFP is seeking dynamic partnerships with food processing companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.

AINFP provides technical assistance, expertise, and business advisory services to help African food processors grow their businesses, create jobs, increase the availability of nutritious food, and expand markets for local farmers.

Is this you?

  • An operational food processing business entity legally registered in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania or Zambia
  • Running an operational business for a minimum of 3 years to date
  • Operating a financially viable business model with sales revenues covering all expenses
  • Employer of five or more staff with a production capacity of at least 2MT/day
  • Processing nutritious food using locally sourced raw materials from small holder farmers and targeting your products to the Bottom of Pyramid market

Are you experiencing any gaps/challenges or need to focus on any of these areas:

Food Technology

  • Food safety
  • Product development
  • Shelf-life improvement
  • Process development
  • Nutrition and fortification
  • Process engineering
  • Milling technology
  • Quality & regulatory compliance

Business Development

  • Business strategy
  • Marketing and brand design
  • Sourcing and logistics
  • Staff training
  • Supply chain linkages
  • Last mile distribution

Financial Linkages

  • Financial needs assessment
  • Financial management system
  • Access to finance

To apply for partnership complete the form below:

* All fields are required

Personal information of the business contact person

Full Name *
Email Address *
Select Country *
Phone Number *

Company Information

Company Name *
Year of Establishment *
Company Phone *
Company Email *
Physical Address and GPS Coordinates *
Form of business registration (LLC, Coop, etc) *
Is this a subsidiary of another business? If yes, where is home office? *
Are you in a commercial relationship with any of the PFS corporate partners (General Mills, Cargill, DSM, Buhler, The Hershey Company, Ardent Mills and The J.M. Smucker Company)? If yes which one(s)? *
Number of Employees (full time/part time; male/female) *
Annual Revenue ($/year) *
Business Ownership: Male/Female proportion *
Number of Farmers Supported *
Primary/Main Product(s) produced (level/frequency) e.g 10MT/Day of fortified maize Flour. (If producing more than one product, ONLY provide information for the main one)
Major markets/buyers *
Are you currently targeting or have potential and interest in Bottom of Pyramid market? *
Installed/Operating Capacity (Mt/day or litres/day) *
Any financing (loan/equity)? If yes, with whom, what amount, what for, interest rate and term of financing? *
Where do you expect your Annual Revenue to be in 3 years? Explain any other production goal in addition to Revenue *

Other Client Information

What types of machinery and technology do you use? *
Outline any active partnerships you have with other donors or NGOs *
Any other information that is important for us to know *

Expression of Interest (EOI)

What is your primary interest in partnering with the Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing? * (Max 700 words)
What are the gaps/ opportunities that you envision your business benefiting from as a result of this partnership? * (Max 700 words)
What would be the desired results/outcomes for your business as a result of engagement with this partnership? * (Max 700 words)

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Successful applicants will be contacted for a further round of evaluation and in-person interviews with the company’s leadership. NB: Women-owned/led businesses are encouraged to apply. Thank you for your interest in partnering with TechnoServe’s Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing.

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