This partnership aims to reduce the post-harvest losses of African Indigenous Vegetables (i.e. Amaranth, Night shade, pumpkin leaves and spinach), during the high production season, by drying the vegetables and marketing off the main production season. Drying extends the shelf-life of the vegetables from 7 days to 12 months. This makes the vegetables available throughout the year, at relatively stable prices, for low income (BoP) consumers in rural areas. The reduction of post-harvest losses will also guarantee improved incomes to smallholder farmers. In addition, the year-round processing of the vegetables will ensure permanent jobs (currently all the jobs are seasonal at the factory which disrupts the incomes of the rural women employed at the factory).