BIF Pilot Projects

Guinness Nigeria

Inclusive business strategy- This project aimed to help Guinness identify the key elements of a strategy for stakeholder partnerships so that core business activities have greater social impact.

Milk Mantra

Milk Mantra aimed to explore the idea of community-managed bulk milk coolers (BMCs). These enabled the farming community to gain access to government and private dairy support schemes.

Guinness Nigeria

Designing an inclusive business strategy- This short project provided Guinness with a roadmap and series of guidelines for the development of their supply chains.


Business plan review- A Zambian company set up a peanut butter processing plant. This project developed the venture's business plan and mapped its development impacts.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Market research for Furikake- In this project, the Facility assisted Mitsubishi with market research to test the likelihood of the Furikake food supplement being accepted.

Malawi Mangoes

Cost of living survey- Malawi Mangoes developed an inclusive fruit processing business. This project supported that venture through a cost of living survey in the Salima District.

Malawi Mangoes

Access to finance- This project aimed to facilitate Malawi Mangoes' access to the funding it needed for these activities by helping it identify potential investors and develop promotional material.

Tree Crops Limited

TCL's project aimed to develop a business plan for the construction of a new factory to increase its capacity to process natural extracts for food and cosmetics.

Nali chilli sauce

Started as a family business, it is now in the final stages of building a new factory that will allow it to increase production volumes and meet ISO and HACCP standards.

L & Z Integrated Farms

L & Z aims to increase smallholder sourcing at premium prices, develop an outgrower-scheme & sell dairy products to the BoP through a distribution network of local entrepreneurs