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From teaching school kids to empowering smallholder farmers

On October 27 we will organize the conference ‘Food for thought: Made in Africa, for Africa’. We invited Ruth Kinoti, director of Shalem Investments, as one of the speakers at the event – the Kenyan company is one of the partners in the 2SCALE program….

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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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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: MADE IN AFRICA, FOR AFRICA!

Showcasing succesfull African entrepreneurship in agri-business. When: 27th October 2015 | 09:30 – 18:00 Where: The Hague | New World Campus (click for details) What: download the program here. Join the 2SCALE conference ‘Food for thought: Made in Africa, for Africa!’ to get a better…

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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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