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    CTI: Idealists with a pragmatic approach to ending hunger.

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  • LovenessHP

    Field Notes from Malawi

    “My plan is to have all three of CTI’s peanut tools so I can use them on my field and earn money lending them out to other farmers."

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Our Approach

We create practical food and water tools that empower the global poor to better feed and support themselves.

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Technologies That Empower

We design innovative tools that help farmers harvest, store and process their crops, as well as gain access to clean drinking water.

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Sustainable Impact

We aren't interested in short-term solutions or handouts. Our technologies and programs provide sustainable pathways out of hunger and poverty.

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The Latest from Our Blog

  • Field Notes from Malawi

    19 Jul 2017 | 2:44 pm

    Written by Bupe Mulaga Mwakasungula, Malawi Project Manager Let me introduce you to a true superhero. Loveness is a farmer and entrepreneur from a small town[…]

  • New CTI Video: Idealists with a pragmatic approach to ending hunger

    30 May 2017 | 2:26 pm

    In a new video, our volunteers and staff talk about how simple technologies—developed and delivered in partnership with women farmers—are transforming communities.   “Right now[…]

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Vern Cardwell

    24 May 2017 | 12:55 pm

    CTI has collaborated with skilled volunteers since we were founded in 1981 by engineers and scientists who sought to use their expertise to fight global[…]

Learn more about what we do

We approach our mission with hearts full of compassion, heads brimming with ideas. And hands eager to build – and to join with others. All to empower small farmers to overcome hunger, rise from poverty, and build hope.