Our Projects

Women In Development

By Kerry Kyd

Women’s Day serves as a poignant reminder to reflect on the strides made towards achieving gender equality globally. Yet, it’s disheartening to acknowledge that in numerous communities worldwide, women still grapple with a lack of fundamental rights and security, trailing behind their male counterparts. A recent study undertaken by our team has shed light on…

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GIZ – Youth employment

By Michiel Arnoldus

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 Michiel Arnoldus

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 Michiel Arnoldus

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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