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This never happened here before 2SCALE

SOW Souleymane sells agricultural inputs in Ouangolo, in the northeast region of Côte d’Ivoire. Since June 2016, he has been a member of an Agribusiness Cluster (ABC) supported by 2SCALE in the framework of a vegetable Public Private Partnership. This cluster connects small producers, vegetable…

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CASSAVA

By: Arno Maatman, Project Director 2SCALE In a previous blog I referred to the clashes between herdsmen and farmers that were all over the news in Nigeria, while highlighting the potential for more sedentary lifestyles of the Fulani through integration in (formal, remunerative) dairy value…

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Embracing BoP market: Increasing sales by widening target groups base while bridging gaps

Family Milk By:  Dehab Mehari The situations and opportunities… Under the dairy sector, 2SCALE has been working with the Family Milk since January, 2016. Accordingly, so far, direct dairy focused technical as well as capacity building trainings and empowerment related activities have been carried out i.e. capacitating…

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Vegetables from Benin: Opportunities, challenges and recovery strategy

By Eric Lakoussan, Industry Team Leader – Vegetables In Benin, two things have quadrupled over the last ten years. The number of motorists has increased from 700,000 to 3 million; and consumption of vegetables has risen from 5 to 20 kg per person per year….

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CONFLICT

By: Arno Maatman, Project Director 2SCALE Clashes between herdsmen and farmers were all over the news in Nigeria, with some very violent outbursts reported, for instance in Benue State where some 70 farmers were killed. While the major conflict areas seem to be in Benue…

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Before filling your mouth with flour…

Everyone loves rice – consumers, sellers, and processors like Djénébou Coulibaly. Coulibaly is a woman entrepreneur, president of a processing cooperative that works with 2SCALE in the Sikasso region in Mali. The cooperative processes paddy into nutritious, affordable parboiled rice, sold to both institutional (e.g….

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This network works!

Oikocredit, a Dutch social investor, has signed a new credit agreement with Promo Fruits, the largest juice processor in Benin. Promo Fruits will receive a loan of 700 million FCFA, of which 200 million is designated for small-scale producers, to accelerate adoption of plastic mulching….

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Value Addition: the way to go!

In Mount Kenya the highest mountain in Kenya lies Shalem Investments limited. This is a growing enterprise in Meru County under the leadership of Ruth Kinoti the CEO. Her vision is to see Shalem bringing lasting solutions to the community giving healthier nutrition alternatives and…

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Give or Build?

“To face the challenge of structural transformation of African agricultural economies – which policies and what resilience mechanism?” This choice was the theme of a panel discussion chaired by Ms. Anne Ouloto, spokesperson for Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Environment, on Friday, November 17, at SARA…

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO and 2SCALE Celebrate Dairy Farmers’ Day

FrieslandCampina WAMCO (FCW), known as the largest investor in Nigeria’s dairy sector, organized the first Dairy Farmers’ Day in Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria, on December 7, 2017. The event highlighted the progress and challenges of the Dairy Development Program (DDP), a public-private partnership focused on…

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