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Food Enterprise Solutions

Business strategies for safe and nutritious food systems

FES leverages the powers of business, entrepreneurship, and innovation as key drivers in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition. 

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About FES

Food Enterprise Solutions is on a mission to energize the global food system to better balance global needs and profit.  We leverage the powers of business, entrepreneurship, and innovation as key drivers in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition. We work in partnership with businesses and organizations to provide safe, nutritious, and affordable foods through supply chains that are commercially viable and environmentally sustainable. We offer expertise in partnership development, market analysis, project design & management, training, and specialized technical assistance to strengthen capacities of - and linkages among - key actors within food systems. Our team of experts has extensive experience working with food enterprises of all sizes – from village market vendors to major global corporations – across multiple countries and commodities.

 BD4FS Highlights

 
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4,577

Individuals Trained

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79%

Women Participation

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28%

Youth Participation

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116

Food Safety Trainings

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3,012

Individuals Adopted New Practices

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21

Technical Publications

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115

Local Organizations Engaged

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3,090

Participants Recall Food Safety Messages

News & Updates

  • A resilient and vibrant culture of food safety requires dynamic community collaboration. Towards that end, Feed the Future Business Drivers for Food Safety (BD4FS) recently conducted a business-to-business workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 28, 2022, to explore food safety issues faced by the business community. The response was great: nearly 60 participants from 30 Nepalese food businesses participated. Co-organized by the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries/Agro Enterprise Center, the workshop provided participants with the opportunity to discuss Nepal's food safety policy and regulation as well as the challenges to and the opportunities for Nepalese food industries to practice safer food handling. Creative brainstorming by participants, nearly 40% of whom were women entrepreneurs and 23% represented the young generation, brought forth a wide array of opinions and recommendations about how to successfully and sustainably promote food safety in Nepal. 

  • BD4FS builds the competitive advantage of agribusinesses through food safety trainings. The Senegal Team trained 51 food business owners and operators on good hygiene practices on January 26, 2022. This BD4FS Hygiene Training was a step towards reducing the transmission of foodborne diseases, a significant public health problem in Senegal and globally. Learn more about this training in EN and FR.

 

  • On December 16, 2021, BD4FS and its training partner Bright House Consultancy and Training, an African woman-owned business, organized a training webinar on barriers to certification for food businesses. The 22 Senegalese participants learned about this timely topic from food safety experts, and discussed the cocreation of a local food safety certification.  

  • BD4FS joined USAID on November 3, 2021, to launch the celebration of 60 years of development partnership with Senegal. The BD4FS Senegal Program Director, Mariama Samb Dieng, and her team of communications and food safety experts participated in the event. They were joined by businesses with whom BD4FS has partnered to build a culture of food safety in Senegal. Learn more about how BD4FS is working to further advance the USAID and Senegal partnership.

  • FES congratulates the Peace Corps on 60 years of global service! Read our blog post featuring our two staff RPCVs here.

  • FES would like to congratulate our partner James (Rusty) Eason on earning the 2021 "Rockstars of the Supply Chain" Award from Food Logistics Magazine. Read more here.

  • FES would like to welcome our new Project Accountant, Shola Ajibola to the team. Find out more about him on our About page.

  • We published a new Technical Learning Note on Agrilinks! Click here if you want to learn about Fish Smokers and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Risks in Senegal.

  • Our BD4FS project would like to welcome our new Senegal team members: Angil Fantcho, Astou Diop, and Assane Sow! Their bios can be found here on our About page.

  • BD4FS is expanding to Nepal - see the full announcement here.

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