Food processing is a weighty part of the formula to ensure a food secure continent. Although food production remains a sizable challenge for the African continent, post-harvest losses and waste are the biggest threats to food security. A significant proportion of harvests from farmers in Africa never make it to the final consumer. If more high quality, nutritious and safe food could be processed, food waste will reduce, food supplies would be more stable and less seasonal, and food prices would be less prone to wild fluctuations. This would increase the incomes of local farmers, create formal jobs, and increase the availability of affordable, safe, and nutritious food for the region’s consumers.