Commitment to Action

General Mills/PEPFAR/USAID Partnership for Food Security

Commitment by

General Mills, Inc.

In 2009, General Mills, in partnership with the Office of United States Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), committed to linking its technical and business expertise with small and medium-sized (SME) mills and food processors in sub-Saharan Africa, with the goal of improving those companies' abilities to produce high-quality, nutritious, and safe food at affordable prices. This partnership will utilize 1,200 experts in General Mills' research and development arm to investigate the challenges to locally sourcing supplemental and therapeutic foods for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Ultimately, General Mills, in close partnership with the USAID Agriculture Bureau, aims to engage multiple Fortune 500 food companies in the provision of technical assistance to up to 200 SMEs in 15 countries.

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Commitment

General Mills/PEPFAR/USAID Partnership for Food Security

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$7,200,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ETHIOPIA, KENYA, MALAWI, MALI, SIERRA LEONE, Tanzania, ZAMBIA

Commitment by

General Mills, Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United States Agency for International Development, Partners In Food Solutions, PEPFAR, Cargill, Incorporated, DSM