Research Supporting African MSMEs to Provide Safe and Nutritious Food (RSM2SNF)

Principal Investigator

Nigerian Co-PIs/Research team

Tanzanian Co-PIs/Research team

See the rest of the team here.


This project, based in Nigeria and Tanzania, dives deep into the wholesale, logistics, processing, and retail segments of the value chains of several products, such as fish and tomato. The goal is to understand the midstream and downstream of these food value chains with a focus on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and to inform policies and interventions to support MSMEs in providing safe and nutritious foods at affordable prices.


  1. Government, development partners, and other policymakers will be equipped with knowledge and tools to support MSMEs in delivering affordable, safe, and nutritious foods to low-income consumers.
  2. Key stakeholders will have greater capacity to design and implement policies and interventions that improve the availability, affordability, and safety of nutritious foods offered by MSMEs.
  3. Researchers will have greater capacity to conduct and share research to shape policy on the midstream and downstream of food value chain

Start Date

November 30, 2021

Anticipated End Date

November 30, 2026


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Partnering Institutions

  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU Zaria)
  • Babcock University
  • Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  • National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS)
  • Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)
  • University of Ibadan

Go to the RSM2SNF website

Project Documents