AgriProFocus Niger

Agribusiness pour le Développement

Peu de défis auxquels fait face l´humanité sont aussi urgents et complexes que celui de la sécurité alimentaire. Afin de répondre aux besoins d'une population mondiale en croissance rapide, un effort mondial sans équivalent est requis. Les membres du AgriProFocus sont déterminés à relever, ensemble, ce défi en travaillant conjointement, en apprenant les uns des autres et en se battant ensemble pour le changement.

AgriProFocus rassemble des entreprises, des organisations de la société civile, des instituts de recherche et des gouvernements pour l´atteinte de la sécurité alimentaire. Unis dans la diversité, nos membres partagent la conviction que les affaires et le développement ne sont pas mutuellement exclusifs. C'est pourquoi les «agripreneurs» innovants sont au cœur de notre stratégie. AgriProFocus les soutient dans le but de trouver des moyens durables pour faire des affaires, échanger des perspectives et attendre l'inattendu afin d´accomplir plus dans une culture de collaboration au bénéfice des populations, de la planète, tout en faisant du profit.

En surfant sur le réseau, le personnel du AgriProFocus aide les membres à trouver des partenaires adéquats ainsi que la bonne information sur des questions, problèmes et opportunités spécifiques. Basé aux Pays-Bas, AgriProFocus est actif dans 12 pays d'Afrique et d'Asie du Sud-Est, s'étendant des villes vastes aux zones rurales éloignées, offrant des échanges uniques à travers les cultures et les disciplines et cultivant la bonne collaboration.

Voir notre FICHE d'INFORMATION 2018



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Posted 27 September 2018 at 06:35

  Ante Sri Lanka Ltd is established today and we had a very good meeting at the Dutch Embassy in Colombo  

KINTO Roméo Bonjour here.. Longtime now, how every things going..? 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:42

"Farmers Business Game" is a highly interactive training for smallholder farmers, emerging farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills for a successful and sustainable farm management.

Want to learn more? Get in touch!

https://www.sparkassenstiftung.de/en/business-games/products/

MUBARAK INUWA Thank you Paul KriewIt is highly desirable affair, to have farmers game.This actually, help their effort to improve their basic farming occupation in simple form.

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simon Nguye Given rapidly-growing penetration of mobile networks across Africa, digital technology can be a powerful tool to reach smallholders with information, market linkages and financial services at lower costs and at scale. A 2013 McKinsey study on Africa estimates that mobile and internet technology can drive up to $3 billion in annual agricultural productivity gains by 2025.

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Wim Goris Hi Paul, thanks for the post. Important additions you mentioned are that SparkassenStiftung a) developed 7 different serious games and b) is training facilitators in partner organisations to organise the learning while gaming.  Keep us updated !

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Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:16

Posted by Niek van Dijk in AgriProFocus Rwanda 27 September 2018 at 01:16

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in E

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Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:14

Posted by Niek van Dijk in AgriProFocus Rwanda 27 September 2018 at 01:14

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in E

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 02:59

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in Ethiopia” FDOV project

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 26 September 2018 at 09:40

Are you a female entrepreneur in Ghana running a promising agribusiness?

Join us for a women-only face to face inclusive business training and learn how to take your agribusiness to the next level.

When: 2 full days training between 22 - 30 October (final days and locations in Ghana to be confirmed)

How to get on board: Simply click here and register.


As a female entrepreneur, you may be facing daily struggles in growing your business. Through a 2 day face-to-face training in Ghana, we want to offer you the chance to:

  • Learn more about how to scale your agribusiness and make it more inclusive

  • Interact with Professional Business Trainers

  • Meet and connect with other successful Ghanaian women agri-entrepreneurs …..And much more


Register now via this Registration Form. There are only 45 spaces, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

The training is free of cost and daily lunch & snacks are included. Travel, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and other daily expenses are to be paid by part

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 25 September 2018 at 04:34

Rencontre d’échange entre le réseau AgriProFocus Niger et L’équipe du Projet de Promotion de l’emploi décent des jeunes ruraux et de l’entreprenariat dans l’agriculture et l’agroalimentaire (NEPAD)

Le Jeudi, 20 septembre 2018 s’est tenue dans les locaux de AgriProFocus Niger, une rencontre d’échanges entre le réseau et le comité de pilotage du projet NEPAD pour la promotion des jeunes dans l’entreprenariat au Niger. Cette rencontre faite suite à la participation du réseau AgriproFocus Niger à l’atelier de présentation du projet. Lors de sa participation à l’atelier la coordinatrice réseau du AgriProFocus Niger a fait une présentation des actions que mènent le réseau en générale mais surtout l’entreprenariat agricole des jeunes. C’est ainsi le réseau AgriproFocus Niger a été identifié comme partenaire dans la mise en œuvre du projet.

Lors de la rencontre c’est la responsable du projet Mme Maikorema Zeinabou BADERI qui a pris la parole en

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Halile Fidele PARAISO c'est très cool.le siège se trouve dans quelle ville du Niger ??

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Halile Fidele PARAISO j'aimerais humblement avoir le mail du responsable

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Posted By in Programme MAVC
Posted 25 September 2018 at 10:55

Le vin de banane d’Imena: une nouveauté, un défi, des opportunités

“Une meilleur qualité et une plus grande production” Tel est le voeu le plus cher de l’unité de transformation (UT) Imena de Kayanza, depuis que son vin et son liqueur de banane ont conquis le marché burundais. Imena est l’un des partenaires du programme Microfinance, Agri-finance et Chaîne de Valeur (MAVC) de ICCO Cooperation. Depuis 2015, MAVC appui techniquement et financièrement l’UT, qui a pu développer la distribution et la commercialisation de ses produits. En un an, Imena a presque triplé la production et a réalisé des profits qui lui ont permis d’acquérir de nouveaux équipements modernes, avec lesquels une production beaucoup plus élevée a pu être réalisée.

Plus de production, un nouveaux défi

Cette capacité à produire plus a apporté un nouveau défi: Trouver une matière première suffisante pour assurer la production. Il fallait désormais plus de bananes pour satisfaire la

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Milking to Potential course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research - Milking to Potential course

13th to 31th May 2019


Full scholarship application deadline : 16/10/2018


3 weeks in a friendly and international environment to discover the Dutch dairy sector, to learn to encompass the multiple aspects of dairy systems, and to design transition paths that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.

The course is conceived for dairy professionals from all around the world and full scholarships are available.

Learn more on : https://www.wur.nl/en/activity/CDIcourse_milking_to_potential_2019.htm

Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands!



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:51

Newsletter Food  & Business Knowledge Platform September 2018 (#5)

In its September newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents reports of several workshops, among them the session about the UNSC resolution 2417 on conflict and hunger; the Food Systems Approach workshop at the WUR SDG conference; and the CoP on Youth, employment and migration.

And information is shared about two calls under the NL-CGIAR partnership, one for senior experts and one for a PPP and Research Uptake expert.

Furthermore, the Platform refers to the evaluation 2013/2018 “Co-creating (Dutch) diamonds, gold (standards) and silver (bullets) in the food security and agricultural business maze” by Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek, which is available at the F&BKP website.

Moreover, a new topic on the Knowledge Portal, is highlighted, where Food and Nutrition Security professionals can find relevant cutting-edge knowledge products on Food security & stability. To stay tuned to specific topics of t

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MUBARAK INUWA Thank you Nicole Metz,It is very important approach, to have such a Newsletter on food and business platform For September 2018#5.Alot of guidelines and principles on Agricultural skills and ideas would be derived.I hope, all the stalkholders on the themes would have a closer exchange of ideas on their deliberations.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:31

What happened during the 5th Business Drinks of 2018?

On this last Thursday’s event around 50 members of AgriProFocus Ethiopia as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Ms. Victoria Endeshaw from OCP, a multi-dimensional company which has around 12 offices in different countries working in agribusiness competition for starters in order to support and strengthen agribusinesses. OCP promotes its agribusiness competition with around 200 company in Morocco. Please find more info about this competition here.

Mr. Cor Jan Zee is a senior consultant at Meset Consult Plc, a company involved in supporting the agricultural sector such as livestock production, crop production and dietary service for long and short time in way to work in the achievement of the sector.

Mr. Getaneh Sha

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Getaneh Shambel It was really a wonderful opportunity and great pleasure to present how www.kedamegebeya.com could contribute to support smallholder farmers and unions in Ethiopia. Thank you team Agriprofocus for the facilitation.

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Posted By in Programme MAVC
Posted 21 September 2018 at 02:52

Développer l’éducation financière du monde rural, une priorité d’ICCO Coopération et ses partenaires

Des clients (hommes et femmes) des Institutions Micro Finance (IMFs)  se posent beaucoup de questions liées à la façon de bénéficier des services des IMFs. Ils  sont  désireux  de savoir quelle initiative la plus efficace pour améliorer le bien-être financier? Comment devenir plus sensibles aux risques et opportunités en matière financière? Comment faire des choix raisonnés, en toute connaissance de cause en matières des engagements financiers ? Comment savoir où trouver de l'argent pour des microprojets agricole en fonction des saisons ?

Ce sont ces  questions saillantes qui ont été abordées au cours de la formation à l’éducation financière organisée par KAZOZA Microfinance sur financement du programme MAVC de ICCO Coopération au Burundi en dates du 12 au 21/09/2018. Cette formation  a vue la participation de vingts

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 21 September 2018 at 08:41

Appel à candidature pour un Programme de formation

African Women  In Agricultural Research and Development  (AWARD) appelle à candidatures pour la seconde édition du programme de formation qui débutera en Février 2019.

Le programme de formation panafricain d’AWARD a été lancé en 2017 avec le soutien de la Fondation Agropolis, la Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) et l’Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (the United States Agency for International Development, USAID).

Les femmes scientifiques dans la recherche agricole sont invitées à postuler pour ce programme   de formation. 

Les candidates doivent etre âgées de 40 ans maximum au moment de leur candidature et ressortissantes de l’un des pays suivants : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, République Centrafricaine, Tchad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, République Démocratique de Congo, Gabon, Guinée, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Rwanda, Sénégal, et Togo.

El

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 20 September 2018 at 09:41

Graine d'un meilleur futur

C'est le salon  d'agribusiness qui se tient depuis ce mecredi le 19 septembre 2018 à Cibitoke au nord ouest du Burundi. L'ONG SPARK l'a organisé en collaboration avec l'administration provinciale  pour contribuer à l'amélioration de l'environnement des affaires et l'émergence  de l'esprit entrepreneurial. 

Lors du lancement de cet événement, plusieurs invités de marque  dont un Représentant de l' Ambassadeur du Royaume des Pays Bas étaient présents. Le salon est de 2 jours, il se clôture ce jeudi.  SPARK, organisation promotrice  de la "graine d'un meilleur futur" est une organisation d'origine néerlandaise  qui intervient dans le secteur de l'agro-industrie.

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MOOC Climate Smart Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  24 September 2018 to 12 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Online

Climate Smart Agriculture is one of AgriProFocus' main themes. 24 September starts the massive open online course Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture. WUR is one of the experts that contributed. You can follow this free course here.  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-smart-agriculture 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 September 2018 at 11:55

  Leaving Uganda and back to Rwanda. Tonight we fly back to Holland. Nice trip and we will come back in 3 months  

Jonny Zee Fruitful trip

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Jonny Zee Dear Herco,  we offer hand tiller , my friend

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Herco Hekking Nice,good luck

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 14 September 2018 at 04:06

Call for Concept Notes: Innovation Fund – Vegetable & Fruit Sector

Inputs and Agronomic Services for the Vegetable & Fruit Sector

Do you have an innovative company providing input, judicious selection and use of these inputs, or more direct relations between producers and wholesalers in the fruit or vegetable sector? Than this this innovation fund is something for you! This new call for proposals of 'Hortifresh' programme (former Ghanaveg) includes opportunities for stakeholders outside Ghana too.

Find the call for proposals on this website.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 14 September 2018 at 02:32

Atelier de réflexion au Niger sur le Plan Sahel –Pays-Bas

Le Réseau AgriProFocus Niger a facilité ce jeudi 13 Septembre 2018 dans la grande salle de réunion de l’hôtel sahel à Niamey un atelier de réflexion. Cet atelier s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un processus de rédaction d’un Plan Sahel -Pays-Bas-, initié par le Ministère des affaires étrangères du Royaume de Pays-Bas. Après avoir souhaité la chaleureuse bienvenue aux participants la coordinatrice du réseau AgriProFocus Niger a décliné l’objectif de l’atelier, celui de définir les axes ou domaines prioritaires pour le Niger. Pour lesquels les Pays-Bas peuvent accompagner le Niger dans son processus du développement socio-économique. Dans son intervention le conseiller de l’ambassadeur du Pays-Bas pour le Burkina Faso, le Mali et le Niger baser au Mali a rappelé les domaines pour lesquels, son pays souhaite appuyer le Niger. Il s’agit de :

1. La démographie,

2. Les ressources naturelles en liens avec le ch

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 September 2018 at 12:44

Effective targeting of farmers

Looking for good practices from AgriProFocus network members

Key question

Do you have interesting experiences in targeting specific categories of farmers (and other entrepreneurs)? Did the targeting of specific categories help achieving success?

Background

Programmes and investments in food and nutrition security could be more effective when interventions are (better) adapted to the different target groups. Often, agrifood programmes and investments are designed to reach several groups or clients, not always with a clear rationale how the different groups of farmers or entrepreneurs would be reached out to. See also a short video from a recent debate in the NL that explains it clearly.

As a network, we want to feed the Dutch and international policy debate with ideas on how to improve this situation. For this, we would like to know the practical experiences of network members.

What cases are we looking for?

A project/programme that used a particular targeting str

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MUBARAK INUWA Effectiive Targeting Of  Farmers:If  an Agririan is asked, how can he effect targeting farmers, in his farming operation for the benefit of farmers who produce crops or animal husbandry.The answer perhaps, might be by adapting the knowledge of Agricultural services skills.This would give a farmer how he would achieved in raising a profitable farming practices.Either rainfed  season operation or irrigated season practices.

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MUBARAK INUWA By advising farmers on the right time of planting crops, so that the planted crop would reach of to the optimum period of growth before the yield could be harvested.Though these could be on the case of annual crops only not the perennials.

4 months 4 days ago

Richard Kanyarukiga Nicole's posting/idea indeed deserves a serious consideration when proposing interventions for impact. For agribusinesses in Rwanda - likely all Africa & other developing countries, programmes need not only focus on specific value chains - e;g; banana, potato, maize, rice, etc; but also on specific & special needs of various categories: subsistence, small-holder commercial, to medium-large scale. There is also need do override generalization e.g. "horticulture" and start focusing on individual chains - e.g. wine banana, dessert banana, cooking banana, spices, etc.Hi Nicole?

4 months 2 days ago

Nicole Metz Thanks Mubarak Inuwa and Richard Kanyarukiga for your comments. Let me try to respond: Mubarak I think you refer to well-targeted Agricultural extension and support services. That is helpful, could you give an example of such well-targeted services in your country/region? Richard, indeed we are looking for examples of interventions adapted to specific and special needs of various categories indeed. The categorisation may be according to value chain, as you point out, but it may be according to e.g. socio-economic, cultural or market access differences in addition. If you have examples, Richard, of organisations or companies that have found good practices to adapt their way of working with different categories, that would be helpful. best regards, Nicole

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Susan Mbanda Am very much impressed with the video and what was discussed.  I agree with Ben on design and implementation part.  It would be good when the target in this case poor farmers are thought of during the designing phase and have their user requirements in mind.  This would then  be passed on upto implementation and so they will not end up being left out.  Thanks for the video

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Posted By in Programme MAVC
Posted 14 September 2018 at 12:23

Ni AKARAVYO: Un nouveau produit de la Coopérative CECM

Il s'agit d'un produit mobile banking permettant de connecter le compte d'un client de la Coopérative d’Epargne et de Crédit Mutuel (CECM) à son numéro de téléphone ECONET LEO et de faire les versements et retraits sur son propre compte par le service ECOCASH.

La CECM a lancé ce produit financier à travers un tournoi de basketball qui s’est déroulé du 08 au 09 septembre courant au terrain de basketball du departement du sport du ministère burundais de jeunesse et sports avec l'appui du programme MAVC de ICCO Coopération.

Le mobile principal de ce tournoi était de mobiliser et sensibiliser le grand public sur le produit NI AKARAVYO, son fonctionnement et son intérêt pour une éducation financière à l'endroit des jeunes vacanciers. Le tournoi était aussi une occasion de promouvoir d’autres produits et services financiers de la CECM ainsi que les avantages de collaborer avec les institutions de micro-fina

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JAFFAR RUSHIGAJE C'est tres bon ce programme. Mais faudrait-il consulter AUXFIN INTERNATIONAL pour son produit UMVA The Rural Banking Platform with Low Cost Money Transfer? Il donne access aux multiples usages dont le villageois a besoin dans sa demarche d'autodeveloppement

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Oscar NIYONZIMA Nous sommes disposés à recevoir vos observations et commentaires. Merci de consulter aussi les premières publications sur le programme MAVC. Si on peut savoir plus sur AUXFIN serait aussi très interressant.

4 months 2 days ago

JAFFAR RUSHIGAJE vous pouvez les visiter tout près de CITY HILL HOTEL

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NIYONKURU Albert NI AKARAVYO koko, Mbe ububiko ubukorera kuri telefone? Muri Coopérative d’Epargne et de Crédit Mutuel (CECM) ujayo ryari?

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Oscar NIYONZIMA Bonjour NIYONKURU et Merci pour avoir visité nos pages. Premièrement, il faut avoir/ouvrir un compte à la CECM, le numéro de compte est alors connecté au numero du téléphone ECONET-LEO avec son compte ECOCASH. Vous pouvez alors faire des versesements et retait à distance.

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