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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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From fruit to potato

Last week a delegation of Kevian Kenya Ltd. – the largest juice processor in East and Central Africa – visited the Netherlands to learn more about potato processing, storage, packaging and financing. We talked with Richard Kimani Rugendo (director), Esther Mwihaki (CEO) and Peter Kinyanjui Kimani…

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2SCALE co-organizes BoP Global Summit

Linking supply chains with product innovation On July 16th and 17th 2SCALE co-organizes the BoP Global Summit in the USA around the theme of ‘Building Ecosystems for the BoP’ (http://summit2015.bopglobalnetwork.org/). Nearly all facilitating organizations in Base of the Pyramid arena will be represented and most experts,…

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Special Food Chains Edition of Vice Versa with 2SCALE

Vice Versa – the Dutch magazine on international development – published a special on food chains that focusses on the effect of agricultural value chains on the development of farmers, their incomes and the economy. One of the articles in the special zooms in on 2SCALE’s aim to…

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2SCALE participates in No More Food to Waste conference

The Ministry of Economic Affairs in close cooperation with the Government of Vietnam, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the African Union Commission (AUC will organize the international conference ‘NO MORE FOOD TO WASTE…

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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 partner wins international award

Shalem Investments, a sorghum trading and processing firm in Kenya, has won the EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award. This was announced last week at the EMRC Agribusiness Forum in Kinshasa, DRC. Two of the five finalists were 2SCALE partners – Shalem and CB Farm Fresh, a…

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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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Nothing beats Mushroom

Despite its great potential to generate income and to improve nutrition for 25 million of Ghanaian people, the mushroom industry in Ghana is characterized by low productivity, inefficient supply chains and, above all, difficult access to finance. Through the Ghana Mushroom partnership, IFDC is promoting…

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Celebrate cassava, drink beer!

For decades, small-scale farmers in Mozambique have grown cassava for home consumption – rarely for sale. But today it’s a profitable cash crop. More than 6000 smallholder farmers in Nampula and Imhambane grow cassava as an ingredient for Impala beer. Every month the cassava industry…

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