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    New Video

    CTI: Idealists with a pragmatic approach to ending hunger.

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    Volunteer Spotlight

    "We recently spoke to Vern about why he volunteers and what drives him to spend his retirement working to fight global hunger."

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Our Approach

We create practical food and water tools that empower the global poor to better feed and support themselves.

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Technologies That Empower

We design innovative tools that help farmers harvest, store and process their crops, as well as gain access to clean drinking water.

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Sustainable Impact

We aren't interested in short-term solutions or handouts. Our technologies and programs provide sustainable pathways out of hunger and poverty.

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The Latest from Our Blog

  • New CTI Video: Idealists with a pragmatic approach to ending hunger

    30 May 2017 | 2:26 pm

    In a new video, our volunteers and staff talk about how simple technologies—developed and delivered in partnership with women farmers—are transforming communities.   “Right now[…]

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Vern Cardwell

    24 May 2017 | 12:55 pm

    CTI has collaborated with skilled volunteers since we were founded in 1981 by engineers and scientists who sought to use their expertise to fight global[…]

  • Why I am called to help

    14 Mar 2017 | 1:06 pm

    Ron Christenson, CTI Board Member and Former Chair All of us are called to help others. As a CTI donor and board member, I’ve been[…]

Learn more about what we do

We approach our mission with hearts full of compassion, heads brimming with ideas. And hands eager to build – and to join with others. All to empower small farmers to overcome hunger, rise from poverty, and build hope.