The Partnership for Food Industry Development/ Natural Products is a USAID funded program working to create sustainable economic development for rural sub-Saharan African communities through the development of the natural plant product sector. PFID/NP has already succeeded in helping to diversify rural livelihoods in several countries, with significant impact on the economic opportunities for rural women in these countries.
The strength of PFID/NP is the programs ability to bring together a wide range of partners from the public and private sectors. Representatives from governmental, academic, NGO, and private sectors, come together with rural communities to create a broad and sustainable network for the development of the natural product sectors. PFID/NP and ASNAPP together have the unique ability to create sustainable economic growth through development strategies which target all levels of the commodity chain from seed to store.
- Increase the number of natural plant product producers/farmers
- Develop (new) products for domestic and international markets
- Increase the number of people employed in natural product sector
- Diversify the economy through new/improved natural plant products
- Increasing economic growth within the natural product sector
- Increase and diversify family/farmers/production income
- Increase the number of sustainable natural plant products producers / companies
- Increase the number of science-based natural plant products
- Increase the use of science-guided marketing of natural plant products
- Establish or improve natural plant products regulation systems
Core Geographic Areas
Anchor country: Ghana
Satellite country: Senegal
Anchor country: South Africa
Satellites countries: Rwanda, Zambia
Members of a growers collective processing hibiscus.