Our Research

The Center is based on recognized research and analytical expertise in food production, processing, and marketing, already in place at Purdue. It also involves efforts within and across universities, national and international research centers, private organizations, and industrial food and equipment companies as they relate to advancing food security by enhancing markets for new and traditionally processed (i.e., value-added) foods and reducing food losses.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling Innovation Lab

This Innovation Lab is working to increase access to safe and nutritious foods along the value chain by improving the drying and storage capacity of smallholder farmers and expanding market opportunities through diversified processed products that address quality in the market and nutritional needs.

Focus Countries: Kenya and Senegal

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Sustainable African Indigenous Vegetable Production and Market-Chain Development for Improved Health and Nutrition and Income Generation by Smallholder Farmers in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development's Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program.

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Photo of Assessment of markets opportunities for local food crop to enhance incomes and improve food security for smallholder farmers in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda)

Assessment of markets opportunities for local food crop to enhance incomes and improve food security for smallholder farmers in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda)

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Agricultural Sanitary and Phytosanitary in Afghanistan

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service.

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