Nigeria

  • Vegetables: the partnership with AACE foods is producing spices and processing foods for a large variety of clients (retailers). With EWIT 2SCALE supports smallholder farmers to test and select vegetable varieties in consultation with the buyer (AACE foods), to improve the quality of the vegetables.
  • Cassava: this partnership is led by Heineken and Psaltry Internaltional Ltd. and aims to source an important volume of cassava for its beer and soft drinks. 2SCALE will assist PIL in strengthening its extension services, and assist farmers in access to agro-inputs, including planting materials.
  • Dairy: with FrieslandCampina Wamco (FC Wamco) we work to accelerate the local sourcing program, and to stimulate milk production in Nigeria, which is in line with Nigerian Government policies that aim to reduce imports of raw materials in favor of local production.
  • Maize: Two producer organizations (Ogbomosho IseOluwa Ni Cooperative and Continental Good Harvests Farmers Association) are working together to increase production and market offtake. The partnership aims to link farmers to processors and traders, and to upgrade their skills in production and post-harvest management.
  • Rice: processing company Miva Rice in Markurdi is targeting local and national open markets, supermarkets and hospitality industries to boost its business. The focus is on mobilizing smallholder farmers and setting up an outgrower scheme. The program will also promote good agricultural practices, including urea deep placement (UDP) fertilizer technology in collaboration with USAID-MARKETS.
  • Groundnuts: this partnership is driven by small and medium-sized processing companies (mainly led by individual women processors), producing groundnut oil and cake, and focuses on BoP marketing.
  • Soybeans:  2SCALE is partnering with networks of Producer Based Organizations, aggregators, brokers and processors to reduce transaction costs, and to expand volumes of trade in soybeans and soy-based products in various states of Nigeria. It supports farmers to access new varieties, and promotes the use of rhizobium inoculum (in collaboration with N2Africa).

Updates

Not By Technology and Money Alone

Source: http://www.icra-edu.org/blog/not+by+technology+and+money+alone+%E2%80%93+blog+%232 Written by Gieljan Beijen   In March 2017, 2SCALE1 consortium partner ICRA organised a review and capitalization workshop. ICRA agribusiness trainers, who have been training and coaching supply chain actors in the 2SCALE programme for several years, came together from Benin, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria….

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Cash from Cassava

In Nigeria, smallholder cassava farmers have a huge new market, thanks to a woman entrepreneur, Dutch multinationals, and 2SCALE. Until recently, cassava was the stereotypical smallholder crop, grown on small plots for family consumption. 2SCALE’s partnerships with cassava processor Psaltry International (an award-winning, woman-headed firm)…

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Tomato Gold: The Story of Faith Okeyedun

My name is Faith Okeyedun, and I had the opportunity to be enrolled in school thanks to my parents’ meager income. They worked hard so that I could have an education, but our joy was short-lived due to my lack of employment. I opted to…

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Agriculture as a Business: From Poverty to Power

By Ndukuba Chika, vegetable partnership facilitator. Notwithstanding the oil sector, which has driven the Nigerian economy over the past 50 years, the agriculture sector appears to be the most promising sector of the country’s economy. It is feeding the nation’s rising population, supporting its GDP,…

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Making ‘noise’ to reach the BoP consumer

Written by Kwame Ntim Pipim – BoP Marketing Expert West-Africa In December 2016, a successful market activation campaign for Inganci Tom Brown was organized in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The group of female groundnut processors who produce the Inganci Tom Brown are part of 2SCALE’s groundnut…

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Youth in Agriculture: The Way out of a Food Crisis

Yinka Adesola graduated in geology from the University of Technology of Mina in Nigeria, and holds a master degree in geophysics. Yinka digs the soil on a daily basis, surrounded by dozens of youths, but strangely enough she isn’t looking for gold… As a geophysician…

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4 Ways to Attract Youth to Agribusiness

Thompson Ogunsanmi, 2SCALE country agribusiness advisor in Nigeria, has a background in agronomy and 15 years of field experience in entrepreneurship and value chain development. Nigeria needs to feed its growing cities, which is a huge opportunity for young agri-preneurs. But despite many comparative advantages, youth…

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“Nobody Wants to be a Smallholder Farmer Forever”

Nigeria is an important focus of the 2SCALE program as one of the largest food markets in Africa. The country is developing rapidly with an increasing middle-class. We took the time to interview Michel L.H. Deelen, Head of the Netherlands Embassy in Lagos and Deputy Head of Mission of…

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AACE Foods’ dried ginger arrived in The Netherlands!

To boost their businesses, 2SCALE facilitates partnership brokering for African SMEs. Last year we connected our Nigerian partner enterprise AACE Foods to Dutch importer Intertaste. AACE Foods now sold their first shipping container of 22 ton of dried split grade A ginger to Intertaste, which…

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Good farming brings good jobs, health and profits

Nojet is a young vegetable entrepreneur in Nigeria, her story is below: My name is Nojet Achi. I attended Ahmed Bello University where I studied mass communication. I also attended the Nigerian Defense Academy, a famous African military university, where I got my master’s degree…

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“Local sourcing is not an easy journey”

Heineken set the ambition to locally source 60% of their agricultural raw materials in Africa by 2020. Thanks to their partnership with 2SCALE in Nigeria, local Heineken subsidiary Nigerian Breweries are starting to use local ingredients as a substitute for importing sugar from Brazil. We…

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