AINFP Partnership Opportunity

Creating a competitive food processing sector


The Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP) is a partnership between USAID, TechnoServe, and Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) that aims to create a more competitive food processing sector.

TechnoServe, the implementing partner, works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives. AINFP leverages the power of the private sector to create better nutritional outcomes for base-of-the-pyramid consumers and more profitable market opportunities for local farmers. AINFP offers remote technical assistance from world leading food processing companies under PFS to increase the availability of safe, affordable and nutritious food.

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.


  • 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


March 31, 2023
OrganizerTechnoServe inc
Website Visit website
Targets Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
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