PICS bags reduce postharvest losses, reduce the risk of aflatoxins, and eliminate the need for postharvest pesticides

15 manufacturers are currently producing PICS bags, including 12 in Sub-Sahara Africa

7 million PICS bags have been produced and sold by the private sector since 2007

Building awareness by training farmers and other stakeholders in villages/farmer’s groups in developing counties by linking them to PICS bag vendors

Developing a sustainable supply chain by identifying manufacturers and established distribution networks of vendors

Building the capacity of the private sector, local scientists, and extension agents to sustain post-harvest loss reduction
pics bag with man
line of pics bags

Food processing technologies introduced in rural areas of Niger is helping to free women from time-consuming processing and labor-intensive activities, allowing them to attend to other household responsibilities
Using agglomerator for marking high quality couscous from millet at Incubation Center for entrepreneurs in Niger

Using agglomerator for marking high quality couscous from millet at Incubation Center for entrepreneurs in Niger.

Using agglomerator for marking high quality couscous from millet at Incubation Center for entrepreneurs in Niger

Using agglomerator for marking high quality couscous from millet at Incubation Center for entrepreneurs in Niger.


Food processing activities made possible by Purdue are helping create jobs and improve livelihoods in communities in Senegal
Training on making highquality millet couscous at Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs in Niger

Training on making high quality millet couscous at Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs in Niger


Grain handling, drying and storage technologies being introduced in Senegal and Kenya are making grains more profitable for small holder farmers and safer for consumers
Train-the-trainer workshop in Kenya and Senegal on use of low-cost moisture meter to help make decisions about grain drying

Train-the-Trainers workshop in Kenya and Senegal on use of low-cost moisture meter to help make decisions about grain drying.

Train-the-trainer workshop in Kenya and Senegal on use of low-cost moisture meter to help make decisions about grain drying

Train-the-Trainers workshop in Kenya and Senegal on use of low-cost moisture meter to help make decisions about grain drying.


IFTC has helped incubate small- and medium-scale food processing businesses (mostly run by women) and improved their processing quality and capacity to target various markets in Senegal, Mali and Niger
Current and aspiring food processors at training session in Niger

Current and aspiring food processors at a training session in Niger.

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