Processor to Processor — AOCS Members Help African Processors Scale Nutrition
Industrial operations in Africa come with a set of challenges. Electricity is inconsistent. Factory managers often buy low-grade equipment due to insufficient capital. Processing knowledge is limited. However, processing and agriculture experts are dedicated to solving these issues to protect livelihoods and cultivate food security in African nations.
A pilot program called Processor-to-Processor (P2P), which spun off a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program called Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F), works to transfer knowledge specific to processing at an industrial scale via volunteer travel and virtual assignments. This year, two AOCS members with expertise in oilseed processing volunteered to travel to Africa with P2P to share their food production knowledge. Their participation was supported by USAID programs facilitated by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) and the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL).
Join Annette Donnelly, Director of Processor to Processor, and core founders of the SIL and CNFA partnership with AOCS for a 1-hour webinar that will explore the work done by the P2P program, volunteer opportunities, stories from the AOCS volunteers, and the impact AOCS members can have on food security in Africa.
All registrants will have access to the webinar recording, and attendees of the live broadcast will receive a certificate of attendance.
Program Manager, Director of Processor-to-Processor
Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab