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Nourrir les villes: opportunités et défis pour les jeunes agripreneurs au Bénin

Nda Danielle, 32 ans, est titulaire d’une licence en Marketing, et reconvertie en maraîchère depuis 2012. Elle est aujourd’hui secrétaire générale de l’Association des Maraîchers de la commune d’Abomey-Calavi, au Sud du Bénin, où 2CALE appuie le développement de 6 Pôles d’Entreprises Agricoles (PEA) spécialisés…

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« I now know how to present myself to customers »

Mr. Ireso Denbal is not only a farmer, he is also the board secretary of the Meki Batu Union (MBU), one of our partners in  Ethiopia. MBU is a vegetable and fruit growers’ cooperative union in Ethiopia with nearly 8000 farmer members. The partnership with 2SCALE is helping…

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Quantitative research enables us to compare various types of innovation

Christopher Foster is currently lecturing ICT and innovation at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this he worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford (2013-2015), exploring the impacts of broadband internet in East Africa. He achieved his PhD from the University of Manchester (2009 –…

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Equality in agribusiness: Facilitating single tax payment for women

2SCALE in Nigeria is supporting organizational strengthening and development for women at the local level, in order to better equip them for effective engagement of stakeholders towards overcoming identified regulatory, institutional and administrative constraints to doing business in their respective areas. One of such institutional…

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Mali: where is the money?

Africa’s food market –largely dominated by street vendors– could create a trillion-dollar by 2030, resulting from a fast growing population, increasing prosperity and evolution in diet and cultural habits. Including those regions in Africa that are generally labelled as the poorest ones in the world…

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2Scale entrepreneurs embark on new deals in the Netherlands

Two weeks ago seven CEOs of 2SCALE partner enterprises paid a visit to the Netherlands to share their insights with Dutch agri and food businesses and to discuss new business opportunities. The visit was organized on the occasion of the second anniversary of 2SCALE and the…

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Larger sales volumes and better job prospects at Fruittiland

We had an interview with Steven Ago Annan, assistant logistics, who joined Fruittiland in 2010. The company’s core business is buying citrus fruits and processing them into juice concentrate for European markets. Fruittiland was established in 2009 by four Ghanaian entrepreneurs. Steven Ago Annan is…

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How to do agribusiness

Within the framework of 2SCALE three new learning modules have been developed for agribusiness trainers and coaches in interaction with value chain and cluster actors.  The modules make use of some of the learning videos that have also been developed for 2SCALE. Each module is composed…

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2SCALE agribusiness ventures meet Dutch impact investors

A group of 6 African agribusiness ventures involved in the 2SCALE program, had a match-making afternoon with six Dutch impact investors in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on Wednesday 28th of October. From pineapple juice from Benin, to nutritious food products in Ethiopia, different business propositions were…

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How African entrepreneurs in agro and food create commercial and social impact

On October 27 the 2SCALE consortium organized the conference ‘Food for thought: Made in Africa, for Africa!’ in The Hague, The Netherlands. The event focused on inclusive agribusiness and food security in Africa and highlighted various successful African agribusiness. 2SCALE is one of the largest…

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‘LIKIE’ ladies taking charge of their own lives

With the 2SCALE conference ‘Food for Thought: Made in Africa, for Africa’ only a few days away, we interviewed two micro-entrepreneurs who work for the Ethiopian food processor GUTS Agro. GUTS is of one our partners in the 2SCALE program and their CEO, Engidu Legesse,…

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“We want to become the best supplier of fruit juices in Africa and offer employment to many, many people”

With the 2SCALE event approaching, we interviewed the CEOs and employees of seven African companies who are partners in 2SCALE and who will be present at the event. One of these companies is Promo Fruits in Benin. We intervied Jacques Koffi Hounzanme (39), who started working for…

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Running your own fruit juice company: How dreams become reality

Fruittiland is running a fruit juice processing facility in Ghana with a processing capacity of 1,000 tons of fresh citrus a day. With the 2SCALE event only one week away, we talked with Fruittiland’s general manager Fatawu Ibrahim Gombilla (38) to learn more about his company and the…

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“I want to be the largest employer for the youth »

Acila has become a household name in Teso region, eastern Uganda. Since its establishment in 1998 the company trades in agro-inputs such as seeds, herbicides and pesticides, and produces and sells cereal grains.  Acila is one of the top three suppliers of sorghum to Nile Breweries,…

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Working at Psaltry International

Psaltry International Ltd. (Nigeria) processes locally sourced cassava into starch, and sells it to Nigerian Breweries, the local subsidiary of Heineken, as raw material for beer brewing. With the 2SCALE conference conference approaching, we asked three of Psaltry’s employees what working at Psaltry brought them. When did…

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