Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Mali
Posted 23 August 2018 at 08:39

Fertilizer transfer to the beneficiaries of the PEAJ

As part of the facilitation of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Project (PEAJ) for training and insertion of young people in agribusiness, AgriProFocus Network and its partners; Fondation pour l'Egalte des Chances en Afrique (Foundation for the Equal Opportunities in Africa), the Directorate of International Cooperation of Monaco, Oiko-Credit and Bejo Zaden, delivered 77 bags of organic fertilizer to the 77 beneficiaries of the Bamako-Kayes axis. With a total cost of 1.500 euros, this support aims to give a boost to new producers exposed to the dangerous risks of migration and especially to facilitate the conversion of returning migrants into agricultural entrepreneurs.

The PEAJ is a follow-up to earlier projects of AgriproFocus and its partners. With this project they want to provide solutions to the problems encountered by start-ups, companies in consolidation and growing companies. In the long term, networking with service providers involved in growing companies is therefore envisaged. These companies are considered champions of agribusiness and will therefore serve as a locomotive that can pull other young people up (subcontracts with companies in consolidation etc.).

If you like to know more about PEAJ look at our web-site: [put a link of the web-site of the project here]

What are start-ups, companies in consolidation and growing companies? What are their challenges?

Start-ups: These companies at the start-up stage: these are newly created companies (first year of operation). The challenges are: controlling production costs, value chain logic and defining a business strategy. PEAJ is a partner,

Companies in consolidation: These companies have had their first accounting year and are in the maintenance phase. Companies in this category have requirements for monitoring production standards and the marketing channel.

Growing companies: These are companies looking for regional or international markets. Companies in this category have greater financing needs because they are bound by common international standards of quality