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2SCALE agribusiness ventures meet Dutch impact investors

A group of 6 African agribusiness ventures involved in the 2SCALE program, had a match-making afternoon with six Dutch impact investors in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on Wednesday 28th of October. From pineapple juice from Benin, to nutritious food products in Ethiopia, different business propositions were…

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How African entrepreneurs in agro and food create commercial and social impact

On October 27 the 2SCALE consortium organized the conference ‘Food for thought: Made in Africa, for Africa!’ in The Hague, The Netherlands. The event focused on inclusive agribusiness and food security in Africa and highlighted various successful African agribusiness. 2SCALE is one of the largest…

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‘LIKIE’ ladies taking charge of their own lives

With the 2SCALE conference ‘Food for Thought: Made in Africa, for Africa’ only a few days away, we interviewed two micro-entrepreneurs who work for the Ethiopian food processor GUTS Agro. GUTS is of one our partners in the 2SCALE program and their CEO, Engidu Legesse,…

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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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Running your own fruit juice company: How dreams become reality

Fruittiland is running a fruit juice processing facility in Ghana with a processing capacity of 1,000 tons of fresh citrus a day. With the 2SCALE event only one week away, we talked with Fruittiland’s general manager Fatawu Ibrahim Gombilla (38) to learn more about his company and the…

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“I want to be the largest employer for the youth”

Acila has become a household name in Teso region, eastern Uganda. Since its establishment in 1998 the company trades in agro-inputs such as seeds, herbicides and pesticides, and produces and sells cereal grains.  Acila is one of the top three suppliers of sorghum to Nile Breweries,…

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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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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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