Incubating agribusiness in Africa

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“Treat farming by women as a serious business”

Ruth Kinoti, managing director (MD)  of Shalem Investments in Kenya is clear in her message:  a different mindset is an important condition for supporting women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment in the agro-food sector.  On 23rd August, Ruth and two of her peers, Ruth Okirir, MD of......

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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Posted by Rachid

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“Treat farming by women as a serious business”

Ruth Kinoti, managing director (MD)  of Shalem Investments in Kenya is clear in her message:  a different mindset is an important condition for supporting women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment ...

Posted by Marjolein Koortnstra

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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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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

 

450037

Smallholders

450.037 smallholder farming families increase productivity and income.

49

Partnerships

There are 49 active partnerships, of which 12 are lead by Dutch companies.

1304

SMEs

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

34%%

Women Smallholders

34% of the smallholders are women. 

€32 mln

 

Co-investment by Private Sector

Since the inception of 2SCALE €32.322.359 was co-invested by the private sector.

28%%

Women Business Owners

28% of the SMEs are led by  women.