Nigeria

 

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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Creating opportunities for African women and youth

AACE Foods is a Nigerian food processing firm that buys several commodities such as ginger, pepper and soybeans from 2SCALE agribusiness clusters. Co-founder and director Ndidi Nwuneli will join the 2SCALE conference on October 27, and with the conference approaching we asked her about her experiences with 2SCALE…

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Why the Future is Bright

In Nigeria – one of the largest food markets in Africa – 2SCALE is facilitating a dairy partnership with FrieslandCampina WAMCO (FCW), the leading milk producer in the country. Through investments and sharing technical know-how on milk production, both in volumes and quality, the partnership’s…

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Local sourcing is on the rise

“We can actually say that we are touching lives” More and more agribusiness companies in developing countries source their inputs locally and sell their end product to the domestic market. So is 2SCALE partner Psaltry International. Psaltry processes locally sourced cassava into starch, and sells it…

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Spicing up the Nigerian food sector

Chili pepper is a daily used spice for over 183 million Nigerians. Through access to high quality inputs and technology, training on good agricultural practices, and linkages with local micro finances services, 2SCALE and AACE FOODS are partnering to convert this opportunity into a win-win…

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Is the dairy sector in Nigeria changing for the better?

Is FrieslandCampina Wamco changing the Nigerian dairy sector for better? We asked Salihu Abdullahi, a Fulani community livestock worker in the Bali local government of Oyo State in Nigeria. Abdullahi works with FrieslandCampina Wamco both as fresh milk supplier and as representative of Bali milk…

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2Scale connects Psaltry and Nigerian Breweries to increase local sourcing

On June 4, Oluyemisi Iranloye, CEO of 2SCALE partner Psaltry International, delivered a speech at the AgriFood Top in Wageningen, the Netherlands. She explained the companies’ new strategy to increase local sourcing of cassava. Psaltry processes the locally sourced cassava into starch, and sells it…

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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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2SCALE supports AACE Foods Nigeria in BoP marketing

On the 12th of March, the 2SCALE team in Nigeria organized a BoP marketing workshop with AACE Foods – a local SME that produces herbs and spices. Recently, AACE Foods started producing convenience foods, primarily corn-soy flour that functions as an affordable and nutritious breakfast…

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Lactometers will change the cheater

In 2013 FrieslandCampina WAMCO (FCW – Nigeria) noticed an increase in milk adulteration during the periodic quality checks at its milk collection centers. Some producers were adding water to ‘bulk up’ their milk volumes. These lots were rejected, causing losses not only to the producers…

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