PICS 3 Partners


  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Commercial partners: Plastic Manufacturers and Distributors/Ag-input Dealers

  • Karwan Sabz Agricultural Co, Afghanistan
  • Boutapa Sarl, Burkina Faso
  • NAFASO, Burkina Faso
  • Etong Sarl, Burkina Faso
  • GIC Demri, Cameroon
  • Ets. Martin Kongobe, Chad
  • Efgen Trading PLC, Ethiopia
  • PHK Trading PLC, Ethiopia
  • PolyTank, Ghana
  • Poly Sacks (GH) Ltd., Ghana
  • Kumark Company, Limited, Ghana
  • Agyaaku Farms and Trading, Ghana
  • Ganorma Agrochemicals Ltd., Ghana
  • Simple Prince Enterprises, Ghana
  • Sacos Agros Industriales, S.A., Guatemala
  • AGRI Dry Solutions
  • Arvind Chemi Synthetics Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Agrotech Industrie, Ivory Coast
  •  NAF Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Nepal
  • Lela Agro Industries, Nigeria
  • Polypack Industries, Malawi 
  • Faso Kaba Seed Company, Mali
  • Eco Plastic, Lt., Rwanda
  • CADEC, Senegal
  • Milla Group, House of Plastics, Sierra Leone
  • Greenland International Trading Company Limited (GITCO LTD), Somalia
  • Africa Trade Alliance, Sudan
  • P.P.T.L. Manufacturers of TanSack, Tanzania
  • Bukoola Agro Chemicals, Uganda
  • Luuka Plastic , Uganda
  • Polythene Products (Z) Ltd, Zambia

Extension and M&E Partners:

  • Institut de l’Enviornnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso
  • University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Sasakawa Global 2000, Ethiopia
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Tanzania & Ethiopia & Malawi
  • International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), East and Southern Africa
  • Deloitte, Touche, Kenya
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources – (LUNAR), Malawi
  • Palladium, Malawi (Ag-DIV project)
  • Université de Maradi, Niger
  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRAN), Niger
  • TARI Ikiriguru (formerly LAZARDI), Tanzania
  • TARI Naliendele (formerly NARI), Tanzania
  • Cooperative League of USA (CLUSA), Uganda
  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), West Africa

Training & Capacity Building

  • Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Nigeria
  • Université de Maradi, Niger
  • Makerere University, Uganda

Digital & Media Partners

  • EchoMobile, Kenya
  • Image-Ad, Ghana
  • Nu Image, Ghana
  • Creative Multimedia, Malawi
  • Paladin, Tanzania

Private Sector Partners

Consist of manufacturers, distributors, and vendors. The major role of the private sector is to commercialize the PICS technology among smallholder farmers to reduce storage losses. Currently there are more than 25 licensed manufacturers and distributors who are supplying PICS bags in 34 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. At least 2,000 vendors are selling PICS bags worldwide.