Compatible Technology International (CTI) is a nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger and poverty in the developing world by designing and distributing simple, life-changing food and water technologies. CTI was founded in 1981 by a group of missionaries, research engineers, and General Mills food scientists. The team formed an organization of skilled volunteers that would use its knowledge and expertise to help the poor use simple tools and local resources to resolve their food problems.
CTI’s promotes food security by building and deploying devices that address the post harvest side of the food chain. Many organizations focus their efforts on seeds, fertilizers, and irrigation for cultivating crops, but few consider farmers’ post harvest needs. CTI’s devices help farmers process, store, and sell their crops—improving nutrition and providing economic opportunities for the rural poor.