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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From cassava to beer, roots to empowerment

This article was written by Toon Defoer and originally published on the ICRA website. Toon Defoer is Senior Agribusiness Advisor at ICRA and leads 2SCALE’s capacity strengthening component. « We got a loan at 9%! », Nasiru, a cassava producer, yells. He waves proudly his dossier as he leaves a…

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When coaching pays off: From conflict to cooperation

This article was written by Toon Defoer and originally published on the ICRA website. Toon Defoer is Senior Agribusiness Advisor at ICRA and leads 2SCALE’s capacity strengthening component. I opened the window to have a closer look, as I could not believe my eyes. “Look at that truck,…

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Trust That Works

This article was written by Paul Van Mele and originally published on the Agro-Insight website. Paul Van Mele is the director of Agro-Insight, an enterprise that merges expertise from science, communications and graphic design to support sustainable agriculture and equitable trade. Business relationships must be based…

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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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WHAT WORKS FOR SMALLHOLDERS AND AGRIBUSINESS?

An evidence-based discussion with Hystra and African Enterprise Challenge Fund. Hosted online by the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business.  Candid views, emerging evidence, and a quiz too! Join Jessica Graf, Network Partner at Hystra, and Hugh Scott, Director of the African Enterprise Challenge Fund, as…

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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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Looking for greener pastures: African youth and their future jobs

This article was written by Marije Balt and originally published for INCLUDE. Marije Balt is managing director at SpringFactor Research & Consultancy, an advisory group dedicated to support effective engagement in post-conflict countries (http://www.springfactor.org/). Young men sitting idle beside the road, waiting for work is an all…

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