Month: October 2016

Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project Facilitates Smallholder Farmers’ Access to Finance

In partnership with Fortis Microfinance Bank (a microfinance institution supported by the USAID Development Credit Authority), the Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project made it possible for smallholder farmers to purchase all the necessary agro-inputs, such as fertilizers, seeds, and agro-chemicals, for their farming activities during the year. In April 2016, the project executed a fully signed relationship with two microfinance…

New Online Course on Inclusive Agribusiness

Organized by 2SCALE and the Inclusive Business Accelerator, the bootcamp on Inclusive Agribusiness aims to equip participants with knowledge and tools to manage an Inclusive Agribusiness, based on the experience of successful agribusiness entrepreneurs. A wide range of topics will be covered from sales and distribution to marketing and gender approaches. The online course will last for four weeks and is…

WAFA Elects Executive Board Members and Commits to Increasing the Availability of Affordable, Quality and Appropriate Fertilizer in West Africa

The USAID-West Africa Fertilizer Program (WAFP), after months of sustained coordination efforts, has brought the West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) into being. WAFP facilitated the proceedings of the two-day incorporation meeting at the Hotel Fiesta Royal, Accra, Ghana on the September 27-28, 2016. The first day of the meeting opened with the reading and adoption of the WAFA’s by-laws and…

Regional Forum on Cotton and Food Security Lays Foundation for Partnerships

The Regional Forum on Cotton and Food Security in Central and West African countries gathered in Lome, Togo in September to discuss laying foundations to facilitate partnerships in the agriculture sector to help achieve food and nutritional security. Under the authority of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and with the financial support of the United States Agency…

2SCALE Facilitates Credit Agreement Between Promo Fruits and Oikocredit

700 Million FCFA Available to Improve Factory Operations and Scale Up Plastic Mulching Technology   Contact: Eric Lakoussan +229 96 39 05 75; elakoussan@ifdc.org October 4, 2016 – Allada, Benin – Through 2SCALE intermediation, the Netherlands cooperative society Oikocredit and Promo Fruits, the largest juice processor in Benin, signed a new credit agreement in the amount of 700 million FCFA.…

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