Benin

 

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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“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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Soybean makes both men and women happy

Since 2000 farmers of Zogbodomey – a commune in the Zou Department of southern Benin –are growing soybean as an alternative for cotton. The agribusiness cluster was supported by 2SCALE with the construction of a stable partnership that resulted into several successes for both men…

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Microcredits to smallholders can bring about huge changes

“The time has come for making African agriculture and agribusiness a catalyst for ending poverty,” stated Makhtar Diop, Vice President of the World Bank for the Africa Region back in 2013. But how? We talked with Mr. Hounkposso Dieudionné, agricultural entrepreneur and President of l’Association des Maraîchers de la…

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A juicy market for pineapple

The rapid growth of pineapple juice demand in Africa is unprecedented and similar to the growth of the food market (which is expected to reach 1000 billion dollars in 2030 in Africa alone according to FAO). For pineapple processing company and partner in the 2SCALE…

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“We are always thinking of ways for farmers to increase their income”

East West Seed International (EWIT) produces high-yielding, disease-resistant vegetable varieties adapted to African smallholder farming conditions. EWIT joined 2SCALE in 2013 and currently rolls out varieties in Benin, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria, with help of 2SCALE. We asked Jan Arie Nugteren, EWIT advisor for West Africa, how the…

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Soybeans for Goussi

What has the nutritional value of 66 eggs, but costs the same as just four eggs? Answer: a kilogram of soybean Goussi.  Goussi is a popular West African dish, traditionally made from squash seeds. To promote Goussi made from soybean, 2SCALE is partnering with the…

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2SCALE wins award for rice pilots in Benin

The Conseil de Concertation des Riziculteurs (CCR, the umbrella organization of rice producers in Benin) honoured the 2Scale project with a special award. The ceremony was broadcast live on television. Mathias Ahounou, National Cluster Advisor, collected the award on behalf of the project team. CCR…

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Protein for the Poor

Goussi, a traditional dish in West Africa, is made from squash seeds. It’s eaten with sauces, fish or greens, and is an important source of protein especially for families that cannot afford meat. 2SCALE is partnering with the Coopérative de Transformation, d’Approvisionnement et d’Écoulement de…

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Soyabeans in Benin

2SCALE’s soyabean partnerships in Benin were showcased at an international workshop held in Accra, organized by the Platform for African-European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development. 2SCALE supports a consortium that delivers improved production technologies, provides training, and links groups of small-scale soyabean farmers to…

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