Incubating agribusiness in Africa

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WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICAN AGRIBUSINESS – FROM SKEPTICISM TO ROLE MODELS

What difference does it make to be a female entrepreneur in Africa among male peers and the community? Why is it important to support women entrepreneurship? What is the best way of doing so? And what inspiration can women entrepreneurs offer for women leadership and......

2SCALE

2SCALE is one of the largest agribusiness incubators in Africa, working with farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs in 8 countries. We build networks that connect farmers, buyers and intermediaries, enabling them to create and grow new businesses. We also enable private firms to find business opportunities for sourcing products from, or selling agro-inputs to, smallholder farmers in Africa.

The goal of 2SCALE is to improve rural livelihoods and food security in 8 countries in sub-Saharan Africa by developing competitive agro-food industries.

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WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICAN AGRIBUSINESS – FROM SKEPTICISM TO ROLE MODELS

What difference does it make to be a female entrepreneur in Africa among male peers and the community? Why is it important to support women entrepreneurship? What is the best way of doing so? And what...

Posted by Marjolein Koortnstra

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Flavoured Gouda Cheese

Eldoville Dairies has introduced two new cheese products, Black Danbo and flavored Gouda. Danbo is being sold in Kenya for the first time. The new Gouda comes in two flavors, cumin and black pepper. E...

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Mozambique Montesco potato sorting

Professionalization of the potato value chain in Mozambique

Potato trader and seed producer Montesco is the sole agent for Dutch company HZPC in Mozambique. It is also the lead partner in a new initiative to professionalize the potato value chain. The importan...

 

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Partnerships

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RECO Industries

RECO, a manufacturer of processed foods, is keen to expand its soybean supply chain. This partnership, launched in September 2015, will scale out technologies (new varieties, Rhizobium inoculation, op...

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Miva Rice

Miva, one of the largest rice mills in Nigeria, struggles to source sufficient paddy rice to operate at full capacity. This partnership, launched in 2015, connects Miva with farmer groups in Benue Sta...

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East-West Seed International in Mali

EWIT provides technology and training. The partnership is driven by linkages between women wholesale traders in Kati and Bamako, a trading company and a large-scaleprocessor. More than 11,000 smallhol...

 

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RESULTS SO FAR

 

327679

Smallholders

327.679 smallholder farming families increase productivity and income.

48

Partnerships

There are 48 active partnerships, of which 12 are lead by Dutch companies.

1242

SMEs

1.242 small and medium-sized enterprises are supported to increase their business (volume of sales).

31%%

Women Smallholders

31% of the smallholders are women. 

€21 mln

 

Co-investment by Private Sector

Since the inception of 2SCALE €21.400.669 was co-invested by the private sector.

36%%

Women Business Owners

36% of the SMEs are led by  women.