Compatible Technology International

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Compatible Technology International (CTI) is a nonprofit that designs and distributes innovative tools that help families in the developing world rise above hunger and poverty.

How do we work?

First, we listen. Using a human centered approach, we start by talking with farmers, many of whom are women, to understand their concerns, their needs and their culture. Once we have a good understanding of their post-harvest needs, we research existing solutions and develop new prototypes in collaboration with communities in the developing world. New innovations are first launched in a pilot program, where we assess the effectiveness of a new tool, research its potential impact, and develop a distribution plan.
We know collaboration is key. Our work doesn’t just happen in the shop. We take our innovations forward through regional distribution centers at our US headquarters, in Central America, and in West Africa. Recognizing that ‘give aways’ are largely ineffective, we are committed to providing tools at an affordable price and we work closely with in-country partners who manufacture our tools and provide financing and business training to local communities.  

Compatible Technology International 
800 Transfer Road, Suite 6
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

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