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2SCALE event 2017 – Incubating Inclusive Agribusiness

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm



WhenNovember 7th 2017

Where: Social Impact Factory, Vredenburg 40, 3511 BD Utrecht, the Netherlands


What does it take to build an inclusive agribusiness in Africa?

2SCALE is one of the largest incubators of inclusive agribusiness in Africa. We run 50 public-private partnerships in high-potential product groups in 9 countries, involving over 500,000 farmers and 2,500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

At the 2SCALE EVENT 2017, you will learn from the best: entrepreneurs, producer organizations, finance institutions, business coaches and SMEs will all share how they succeed in establishing inclusive agribusiness that is socially-focused, and making a world of difference for the communities in which they operate.


The Program

09:30 Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 Plenary sessions

Keynote speaker: Ruth Kinoti – founder and CEO of Shalem Investments – Kenya

Ruth will be joined by guest speakers representing 2SCALE partnerships in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Nigeria:

  • Samuel Ntim, Yedent – Ghana
  • Florence Kinoti, Kremara Potato Growers Association – Kenya
  • Ifeolu Bamgboye, Psaltry Ltd. – Nigeria
  • Ogochukwu Faith Anigbere, LAPO – Nigeria
  • Tiburce Cotchu, Union Communale des Maraichers de Grand Popo – Benin
  • Fatou Diarrassouba, Vegetables CIV – Ivory Coast

12:30 Speed-date with speakers

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Break-out session Round 1

Smallholder Farmer Innovation – Gieljan Beijen (ICRA)
Innovations in farming for smallholder farmers are critical for sustainably increasing productivity. 2SCALE has worked in a number of partnership on the introduction of such innovations. We will share the lessons learned in how to introduce such an innovation, and what dynamics are in play when doing so

BoP Marketing and Distribution – Nick van der Velde (BoPInc)
We will inspire you with examples from how 2SCALE worked with local business champions on reaching BoP consumers with nutritious food products. We will share strategy tools we used, and together we will work on a real life case from 2SCALE to make the use of these strategy tools practically applicable

Partnership Governance – Raphael Vogelsperger (IFDC)
We will highlight good practices and lessons learned on 2SCALE’s experience with setting up inclusive partnership governance arrangements. Following this, a group discussion will help to get insight from participants on their challenges and good practices related to partnership governance

Leaving no-one behind: Focus on Women and Youth – Arno Maatman and Addis Teshome (IFDC)
To work on a truly inclusive agribusiness sector, extra efforts will need to be made by programs like 2SCALE to ensure that women and youth are part of the equation too. We will share detailed examples on how we worked to create more inclusive envinronments for those often overlooked in more traditional entrepreneurship contexts.

14:50 Break-out session Round 2

15:30 Closing words

16:00 Refreshments


November 7
9:30 am - 5:00 pm