Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

The Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling Innovation Lab is working to increase access to safe and nutritious foods along the value chain. The Innovation Lab achieves these increases by improving the drying and storage capacity of smallholder farmers so that they can bring quality products to the market. The Lab also works to expand market opportunities by diversifying the types, and nutritional quality, of processed products to meet consumer needs.

We support and strengthen the post-harvest segment of the value chain using a market-led approach to reduce food losses. Our goal is to empower farmers to participate in the global market economy. For them to do so, processing and post-harvest handling constraints must be overcome and linkages to markets enhanced. 

Lead Institute

Purdue University

Focus countries 

Kenya, Senegal

US based partners

North Carolina A&T State University

Focus country partners 

A to Z Textiles, CIMMYT, Co-operative University College of Kenya, Institut de Technologie Alimentaire, Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, University of Eldoret, University of Pretoria

Learn more 

Visit our website to learn more about the lab’s work in Kenya and Senegal and to stay up-to-date on research coming out of the Food Technology Center.

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Dr. Betty Bugusu, Director of Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling Innovation Lab 

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