Partners in Food Solutions
This Action aligns with the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Food:
2. Scale productive and regenerative agriculture practices
Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) aims to connect expertise with opportunity and to develop an underleveraged link in the food value chain - food processors and mills - to build and grow the entire African food economy. Implementing partners identify promising food companies in Africa and a network of world-class corporate volunteers provides them expertise, which ranges from facility design and product development to technical and business know-how. DSM has partnered with PFS to leverage DSM expertise and make an outsized impact on food security, nutrition and sustainable economic development in Africa while allowing DSM to develop the talents of current and future leaders through experience-based learning with African entrepreneurs.
In 2020, 61 DSM employees worked to address the holistic needs of 48 entrepreneurial food companies in ten countries. By sharing expertise, they were able to assist these entrepreneurs in strengthening their businesses, delivering around 7 billion servings of nutritious food, and supporting a supplier base of 243,000+ farmers.
DSM, General Mills, Cargill, Buhler, Hershey, Ardent Mills, The J.M. Smucker Co.