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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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Software solutions for supply chain management

2SCALE promotes innovation in diverse forms, including tools that help agribusinesses become more efficient. In Kenya, a private IT firm is helping to roll out E-Prod, a proprietary software for supply chain management. E-Prod is designed for companies that contract large numbers of suppliers, in…

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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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Food for Thought

Engidu Legesse is hungry for change. He should be: His company GUTS Agro in Ethiopia specializes in low-cost, nutritious food products. Early July GUTS launched Supermom’s, a corn-soya blend for young children and mothers-to-be. Legesse spoke to us about his ideas and the company’s future plans. What…

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Supermom’s on tricycles

Ethiopian food processing company GUTS Agro has launched a product never made before in Ethiopia – an affordable, highly nutritious corn-soya blend for young children and expectant and nursing mothers, called Supermom’s. Supermom’s is made from maize and soybeans produced by 2SCALE farmer groups, is…

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New Business and Marketing Strategies for Meki Batu Union

In the first week of June the business & marketing strategies for 2SCALE partner Meki Batu Union (MBU) were approved by its board members. MBU is a vegetable and fruit growers’ cooperative union in Ethiopia with nearly 8000 farmer members. The partnership with 2SCALE is helping farmers to maximize…

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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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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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Major growth spurt of sorghum in Kenya

Sorghum production in Kenya is set to expand rapidly, following a recent government decision to roll back taxes on sorghum beer. To help stakeholders take full advantage of the new opportunities, 2SCALE hosted a meeting of industry stakeholders, aiming to create business linkages and introduce…

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