Feedback on the palm oil project AP7-1

By 1 July 2016Non classé

FEEDBACK ON « PRODUCING AND SELLING PALM OIL »

89000
of total budget
22
of the project is financed by SEED Foundation
24
months of action
Project

Producing and selling palm oil

Location

Senegal – Casamance – rural community of Ouonck

Duration

July 2014 – june 2016

Partners

Grdr Migration – citoyenneté – développement and Groupement d’intérêt économique Kadiamor

For 2 years, SEED Foundation supported Grdr and the women’s group of Kadiamor to structure and develop palm oil production. The project achieved very positive results; here are their recipe for success.

A bill of technical specifications to increase the quality and quantity of the production

In order to guarantee the quality of the final product, a bill of specification taking into account the local context was drawn up. Today, the 9 groups follow to the letter this bill for their palm oil production. Results are visible as the production has increased by 20% since the beginning of the project.

Training and networking to broaden opportunities

Training sessions on governance and organizational dynamics allowed the 9 groups to adopt internal organization rules. Thereby, women regularly gather to hold meetings.
The groups and the regional commercial services were brought together and that led them to obtaining the authorization to produce and sell their products. Moreover, discussions with the Chamber of Commerce resulted in the groups participating to the International Fair of Dakar during which all products brought were sold at a price 60% higher than the one offered on the local market.

Tools to join profitable commercialization networks

Thanks to the project, products are now labeled and packaged according to national norms. This led to selling 80% of the production.
Moreover, the certification was a key element to obtain the authorization to put products on the market. This certification process was presented at every workshop and meeting organized in the region. Events such as the International Fair of Dakar or radio transmissions enabled the groups to gain more visibility.

Preservation of natural resources: palm trees

Some malfunctions in the management and the use of the palm trees brought to a dialogue with stakeholders. Some measures of adjustments and preservation were identified and are currently being followed through. Those measures include: reducing the number of trees to boost germination, sharing good practices on how to care for young plants, etc.

More on the project

Ces témoignages peuvent également vous intéresser

Benoit elaborates on the impact of the project on his market gardening activity

Benoit elaborates on the impact of the project on his market gardening activity

02/2019

Justin explains how the project is an answer to climate change

Justin explains how the project is an answer to climate change

02/2019

Project evolutions explained by beneficiaries

Project evolutions explained by beneficiaries

SENEGAL

Beneficiaries tell us about their harvest

Beneficiaries tell us about their harvest

KENYA

Mentions légales
Contact
© 2018 SEED Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

SEED Foundation est un fonds de dotation composé d’entreprises et de particuliers mécènes finançant des projets issus de l’agriculture familiale menés en Afrique par des associations.

SEED Foundation
55, Bd Bineau
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine
FRANCE
Tél : (+33)1 47 57 97 48
contact@seed-foundation.org