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Women and Wages

ESOP is an agricultural cooperative in Lalo, Benin, that purchases rice from small-scale producer groups for grading, packaging, and resale. The key step is hand-sorting to select the best grains for premium markets. Sorting is done mostly by women at very low wages. To address this problem, the 2SCALE team in Benin first examined costs and margins to understand whether ESOP…

Business Connections

A 2SCALE business conference in The Hague has opened the door to new business deals between food processors, importers, equipment manufacturers, and banks. The conference, Food for Thought: Made in Africa, for Africa, was held in October 2015. It featured presentations by the CEOs of seven 2SCALE partner firms: AACE Foods and Psaltry (both from Nigeria), Promo Fruits (Benin), GUTS Agro…

Reluctance to Reward: Md. Abdus Salam Matbor Adopts New Technology

Ever since he was a boy helping his father farm the fields, Md. Abdus Salam Matbor has been growing crops. He continued to assist his father in the fields until 2006 when his father died. One year later, Matbor began his life as an independent farmer, following the legacy his father gave him to feed his own growing family of…

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