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The Hub-and-spoke food innovation system for disseminating of food processing and nutrition technologies and for strengthening food processing businesses

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"Hub-and-Spoke" food innovation system for dissemination of food and nutrition technologies and strengthening processing enterprises

https://ag.purdue.edu/ipia/fpl

Bruce Hamaker

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest and Processing & Production

Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest and Processing & ProductionSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya, Niger and Senegal

Kenya, Niger and SenegalSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
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Problem

High food losses, limited markets opportunities for local farmers, and poor nutrition for consumers

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Solution

The "hub and spoke" Food Innovation system provides an innovative model for technology adoption that addresses many of the post-production challenges leading to expanded market opportunities for farmers and reduced losses.

Target Beneficiaries

Food processors, Farmers, Consumers

Innovation Description

"Hub" is a central food technology-based facility housed at a local institution (i.e. National Agriculture Research or university) to serve the functions of R&D, training, and technical support for entrepreneur processors. Spokes are business units that make and sell products: can be women associations or youth groups, principally in rural communities or individual processors in urban areas. Spokes are supported by Hubs through R&D/training. They use technologies and innovations developed at the Hub. They also innovate themselves (bring new product concept ideas for R&D at the "Hub")

Competitive Advantage

There are no effective system for dissemination of food and nutrition technologies

Milestones

Date Unknown
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
TITLEFTFIL for Food Processing & Post-harvest Handling
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest and Processing & Production
IMPLEMENTED INMalawi, Senegal, Niger and 1 moreSEE ALLMalawi, Senegal, Niger, KenyaSEE LESS
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Senegal
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Niger
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kenya