PFID/NP is driven by the formation of public-private sector partnerhsips in the US and Sub-Saharan Africa. Under funding from USAID, the New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Product Program (NUANPP) at Rutgers University serves as the coordinating institution.
NUANPP focuses on the diversification of valuable agricultural commodities through the selection of the appropriate crop clusters. NUANPP is in charge of analyzing the production chain and development and implementation of quality control/assurance, Good Agricultural and Collection Practices, and organic and sustainable harvest certification. NUANPP provides expertise in harvesting and post harvest handling to obtain a value added raw material.
The Center for Advanced Food Technology (CAFT) is in charge of processing and manufacturing (latest step of the production chain) and is helping to implement Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP certification. The Food Policy Institute (FPI) is in charge of the financial management of the program and is in charge of the marketing chain.
Alcorn State University
The public/private partners help to implement the sustainable development model developed by NUANPP and will provide expertise in product development, marketing and exporting the production to regional and international markets (e.g. U.S., Europe).
Barbex Technology Ltd.
Fine Africa Spices
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Center of Phytomedicine and Life Sciences
AGRLEPH ASDIS Universelle Siriex
Cape Natural Tea Products
SA Rooibos Tea SuppliesCC
ENVIRO – OIL & COLOURANTS (2000) LTD,
HODI, International Development Enterprises
University of Zambia
Pen & Jen Bioresources International (with Sister Companies in Ghana)
Xechem International Inc.
Sylvia Woods' family and Dr. Wood Products
Adina For Life
Phyto-Riker Pharmaceuticals, DC (with Sister Companies in Ghana).
Members of a growers collective processing hibiscus.