- Country: Malawi
- Award period: February 2015 - July 2017
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/universalmw
Universal Industries is working with the International Potato Center (CIP) to provide technical assistance on orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) production, improved vines, and end market opportunities for 8,000 farmers in Malawi. Universal Industries will develop a variety of products utilizing OFSP puree or flour, operationalizing an OFSP processing plant, and commercially launching to market numerous OFSP-based products.
Outcome: 8,000 smallholder farmers will sell a total of 8,000 MT of OFSP to Universal Industries. Universal Industries will develop six OFSP products in their pilot plant and commercialize and launch to market four of these OFSP products. Total sales from these OFSP products will exceed $136,000.