A success story for USAID-funded Peanut CRSP in the Philippines.
The Global Peanut Product, Processing and Marketing Team (GP3MT) allows small and medium enterprises to access knowledge and technologies developed by Universities and Government Research Institutions, globally.
An approach developed by Dr. Resurreccion with co-workers in the US and Philippines, involves identification and early engagement of industry partners at the initial stages. The public-private partnerships formed are the key to "fast tracking" the development and commercialization of food products.
GP3MT empowers smallholder farmers through associations/enterprises in value chain activities.
GP3MT has provided capacity building for successful development of women-owned business enterprises in Asia and Africa.
One example is Jennilyn Antonio who was an assembly plant worker involved in micro-scale peanut paste preparation as a source of secondary income for her family. She is currently a successful entrepreneur who produces peanut butter distributed and sold at supermarket and bakery chains, nationwide, in the Philippines.
The GP3M Team is composed of Dr. Anna Resurreccion, Distinguished Research Professor, a food scientist and technologist with a Masters degree in Nutrition; Dr. Manjeet Chinnan, Professor Emeritus, an engineer with expertise in food process development; and Dr. Wojciech Florkowski, Professor, an economist.
GP3MT is based in the University of Georgia.
Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (Peanut CRSP) is funded through the US agency for International Development (USAID).
Anna Resurreccion can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com
GP3MT can be reached by e-mail at UGA.GP3MT@gmail.com