African Alliance for Improved Food Processing (AAIFP)

A farmer holds corn kernelsThony Belizaire/AFP

The African Alliance for Improved Food Processing (AAIFP) is designed to assist in the transformation of the food processing sector in African countries.


As a Global Development Alliance partnership, the AAIFP is implemented by TechnoServe with anchor partner General Mills.


The Alliance offers technical support and training designed to improve the business performance of food processing firms resulting in increased availability of high quality nutritious and safe foods for local populations, including the most vulnerable. Other global food companies and food industry associations will be mobilized to build local capacity under AAIFP Associate Awards.


AAIFP provides an opportunity for USAID missions to mobilize resources rapidly in support of

Feed the Future and the U.S. Global Health Initiative to build local capacity and sector-wide learning within processed food value chains. Local food processors and sector entities will be supported to improve business practices and meet food safety and quality standards.


Alliance engagement with food processors will result in expanded market access for smallholder farmers, producer organizations, traders, and other businesses. The Alliance directly supports the U.S. Global Health Initiative by increasing the availability of nutritious foods such as ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF) and other products targeted to vulnerable populations.