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GIZ – Youth employment

By Gaga Nikabadze

A new project was awarded by GIZ to Sense which aimed to identify business models that are profitable and provide meaningful, well-paying jobs for rural youth and women in large numbers. The project also aimed to identify the kinds of skills necessary to work in these businesses or to manage them, so that formal education…

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World Bank – Diversification for dried mango export plants

By Michiel Arnoldus

The Challenge: diversification for dried mango export plants The Sense consultants have been very active in the development of the mango processing sectors in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Ivory Coast since 2009. It started with a study commissioned by the World Bank to understand why exports had collapsed from 400 tons to 150 tons of…

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IFC – Evaluation of local dairy development in Nigeria

By Michiel Arnoldus

Nigeria is a large importer of dairy products, in particular milk powder. It is a well-known reality that it is almost impossible to compete on price in Africa with milk powder imported from countries that have climates favourable to dairy, such as most of North Western Europe. The Central Bank of Nigeria is now making…

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DeSIRA CSARIDE – Eritrean Dairy Project

By Barry Clausen

Climate Smart Agriculture Research and Innovation Support for Dairy Value Chains in Eritrea – CSARIDE Introduction The once thriving Eritrean Dairy sector has been in decline since 2000 due to ongoing regional conflict, economic isolation and desertification related to climate change. Milk volumes have dropped by 80% since 2000 with a severe impact on farmers,…

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Bord Bia – Ukraine Pig & Beef Market Study

By Gaga Nikabadze

Project Background The overall goal of the project was to understand the pigmeat and beef market in Ukraine and assess what the opportunities are for Irish exporters in the future. In addition, the goal was to understand how Irish exporters can access this market Ukraine is an attractive market of 40 million people close to…

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GIZ – Access to Finance for Farmers, Zambia

By Kerry Kyd

The Challenge: Access to Finance for Farmers Like elsewhere in Africa, Zambian farmers are in need of finance in order to modernize agriculture. Funds to access improved seed, fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides, irrigation equipment and mechanization services. However, most banks and micro-finance are not yet geared up to finance farmers, while others have taken heavy…

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