PICS activities have been implemented in more than 23 countries in Africa and Asia.
pics bag full of crops
people filling up pics bags

Food processing activities have been implemented in 5 countries in Africa.
Marking high quality grain products in Niger

Making high quality grain products in Niger.

Unveiling of small-scale extruder at ceremony in Incubation Center for entrepreneurs in Touba, Senegal

Unveiling of small-scale extruder at ceremony in in Touba, Senegal.


Solar dryers developed are being tested in four African countries for different user groups

solar dryer for african countries

solar dryer for african countries


Equipment for use in Sub-Saharan Africa has been designed and tested
thresher from pup

A multigrain threshing machine was designed and tested using parts and materials commonly available in Sub-Saharan Africa. The thresher can be powered by a dedicated small engine or electric motor, or attached to the PUP and powered by the engine on the PUP.

poster with pictures of influence of pup

The Purdue Utility Platform (PUP) is an affordable mobile utility platform. It reduces postharvest losses by providing local transportation options from field to farm to markets; it is able to power implements like threshers and grinders to reduce processing losses, and it has been tested and is operating successfully in Cameroon, Guinea, and Uganda.


Solar dryer technologies modeled, tested and implemented in Ghana
cabinent dryer

Low capacity cabinet type dryer for fruits and vegetables.

greenhouse for drying

High capacity glass house dryers for bulk scale drying of grains and other commodities.

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