PFS Received Grant From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Work in Rice Milling and More

MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2024 - Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) , a nonprofit consortium that provides technical assistance to food processors in Africa, announced today that they have been awarded a five-year, $7.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support high-potential, entrepreneurial food companies in East and West African horticultural and rice value chains, and to develop rice fortification capacity in Nigeria. With this new funding, PFS will expand the number of high-potential African food processing companies that they provide with technical and business expertise. They do this by tapping into the expertise of employee volunteers from seven corporate partner companies - General Mills, Cargill, dsm-firmenich, Bühler, The Hershey Company, Ardent Mills and The J.M. Smucker Company - and connecting them virtually with African processors. These volunteers provide expertise to help solve challenges that will improve food safety and quality, and help the lo

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