Incubating agribusiness in Africa

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Category Benin, News

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Innovations Liberate Women Farmers

With a potential income of $1300 per hectare (ha), achievable over a production cycle of 10 to 14 months, pineapple production provides a profitable opportunity for thousands of Beninese small-scale producers, especially those who, like Sylvie Affon-Amonmi, provide fresh pineapple at Promo Fruits, leader of......

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2SCALE

The Netherlands-funded 2SCALE project is one of the largest agribusiness incubators in Africa, working with farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs to improve rural livelihoods and food and nutrition security in 9 countries in Africa. 2SCALE is a Public-Private Partnership that encloses the entire agricultural value chain with all of its actors.

Within the project we build Agribusiness clusters, we strengthen Business support services and assist in developing BoP products and markets.

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RESULTS SO FAR

550114

Smallholders

Our aim is to reach 500,000 smallholder farming families.

52

Partnerships

We reached our goal to include 50 partnerships in our portfolio.

1521

SMEs

We achieved our goal to support at least 1,000 producer organizations and 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (of which 500 non-local) to increase their business (volume of sales).

37%%

Women Smallholders

34% of the smallholders are women. Our goal is to increase this number to 40%.

€32 mln

 

Co-investment by Private Sector

Since the inception of 2SCALE €31.997.417 was co-invested by the private sector. We aim to increase this to €41 mln when 2SCALE ends.

29%%

Women Business Owners

29% of the SMEs are led by women. We aim to increase this number to 40%.