Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness
through Learning in Entrepreneurship
2SCALE seeks to improve rural livelihoods and food security in Africa, by accelerating inclusive business in agri-food industries through public-private partnerships. The project is active in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Uganda. Project donors include DGIS and private sector enterprises. Implementation partners include BoP Inc and ICRA, and collaborators include the Dutch Knowledge Center, other agribusiness projects, private enterprises, agribusiness clusters and value chains.
Increasing Productivity and Farmer Incomes
The 2SCALE project, funded by DGIS-Netherlands (2012-2017) with co-investments by the private sector, is improving agribusiness opportunities and farm livelihoods in eight African countries.
As of October 2017, the project has reached:
- 577,150 (36% women) in 9 countries
- 1,974 producer organizations
- 1,475 agribusiness enterprises (32% headed by women)
Supporting Agribusiness Clusters
SCALE develops and supports agribusiness clusters that link farmers to buyers, technical support providers, banks and other partners, helping them to access profitable markets for their crops.