GOFRUGAL STUDENT E-zine - Student Projects 2020-2021

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Incubator Program in Africa In Africa, entrepreneurial producer organizations and local small-sized enterprises that trade and process farmer produce allow for the development of base of the pyramid (BoP) products and markets. All products that are sourced from these farmers find their way to local and regional markets for BoP consumers. Many of these regions see a huge lack of nutritional food, so by supporting these clusters, access to nutritious food is improved for approximately 1 million BoP consumers. 2SCALE´s goal is to better the livelihoods of 750.000 farmers through training of agricultural practices and increased negotiation skills, while simultaneously boosting access to nutritious food for the one million Bottom of the Pyramid consumers in Africa. Inclusive business chains are employed in this effort.

2SCALE 2SCALE is an incubator program that works on creating and managing public-private partnerships for inclusive business in agri-food sectors and industries. They currently operate in eight countries situated in sub-Saharan Africa, namely, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger. 2SCALE is implemented by a consortium of state agencies and IOs/NGOs, as for example the BoP Innovation Center (BoPInc) and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). Funding is made possible by the department of inclusive Green Growth of the Directorate General of International Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The way in which their program functions is that they focus on establishing agribusiness clusters and value chains built around business champions. These champions are either entrepreneurial producer organizations or local small and medium-sized enterprises that either trade or process the produce provided by farmers. 2SCALE wants to scale over 60 of its public-private partnerships

Base of the Pyramid Refers to the poorest two-thirds of the economic human pyramid. Currently, this is a group of more than four billion people living in abject poverty.

and promote inclusive and innovative agribusiness strategies with 5000 farmer producer organizations, of whom 50% are headed by women. They focus on four main agricultural sectors: protein and animal products (eg. milk and eggs), staple crops (eg, rice, cassava and maize), fresh produce (eg, onions, potatoes and local leafy vegetables) and oilseeds (eg. soy and groundnut).


5,000 farmer producer organizations