• Can peanut farmers crack global poverty?

    Can peanut farmers crack global poverty?


    To Americans, peanuts are a simple food—a snack staple in ballparks and backpacks alike. But for millions of farmers in Malawi, this humble legume may offer a path out of poverty.


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  • Adapting technology to meet women's needs

    Adapting technology to meet women's needs


    Who makes sure the fridge is fully stocked? Who packs the kids’ lunch for school? Who does most of the cooking? Around the world, women are still doing the bulk of food prep. Nowhere is this more apparent than sub-Saharan Africa.


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    CTI publishes Design Innovation Path


    CTI's newly published Design Innovation Path (DIP) is here! Our DIP is the basis for CTI's current and future research, putting small farmers' needs at the center.


    Read the DIP here

CREATING PRACTICAL FOOD AND WATER TOOLS FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD

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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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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

  • Engineering a path towards zero hunger

    23 May 2016 | 5:10 pm

    What does manufacturing have to do with hunger? The answer isn’t obvious at first glance. But at a family-run manufacturing company in the city of[…]

  • Adapting Technology to Meet Women's Needs

    8 Mar 2016 | 11:18 am

    Who makes sure the fridge is fully stocked? Who packs the kids’ lunch for school? Who does most of the cooking? Around the world, women[…]

  • Can peanut farmers crack global poverty?

    17 Feb 2016 | 11:12 am

    To Americans, peanuts are a simple food—a snack staple in ballparks and backpacks alike. But for millions of farmers in Malawi, this humble legume may[…]


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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.