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Mango Supply Chain Strategy – Senegal

By Kerry Kyd

Mango production Mango pulp and juice Supply chain development Agro-processing The Challenge: How to source more mango for a juice & pulping plant in Senegal Agrofruits is a new mango pulping factory, owned by Kiren, a Senegalese company bottling a range of drinks under the CocaCola license as well as its own brands. The mango…

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Developing the Mango Processing Industry – West Africa

By Kerry Kyd

Produce: Mango Location: Mali, Burkina Faso Agri processing, Market Research The Challenge: How to develop the mango processing industry in West Africa Mali and Burkina Faso are full of delicious mangoes, which cannot be exported fresh. Processing is thus a logical step to create employment in some of the world’s poorest countries. Over the past…

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Selecting value chains for a new economic development program – Mali

By Kerry Kyd

Client: Embassy of the Netherlands in Mali/Ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands Location: Mali Goal: Value Chain Analysis Produce: Onion & Shallots, Livestock & Feed Introduction The embassy of the Netherlands in Mali has a long track record of funding and managing development programs in Mali. For a new long term economic development program…

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Value Chain Analysis training – Mozambique

By Kerry Kyd

Client: School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Eduardo Mondlane University Introduction The School for Business and Entrepreneurship (ESNEC) is a new faculty of the largest and oldest University in Mozambique. Eduardo Mondlane University. Their mission is to provide a university education with practical experience that educates students according to the needs of the labour market. This…

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The Peanut Industry – Africa

By Kerry Kyd

The problem: Peanuts in Africa, a sector in decline Small scale farmers across Africa have farmed peanuts as a staple and cash crop for decades. Because of their good flavor African peanuts made up a significant part of world peanut trade until the 1970s. However, because of growing concerns over aflatoxin (which is believed to…

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Business plan development training – Ghana

By Kerry Kyd

Client: Tropenbos International Location: Ghana Goal: Business Plan, Training Industry: Forestry, Coal Identifying the problem It is estimated that over 80% of wood sourcing in Ghana happens illegally. The cause of most illegal chainsaw milling is economic: families without opportunities for formal employment resort to illegal chainsaw milling as a source of income. As this…

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