Gathering in cooperatives the women transforming cassava into tapioca AP10-2

By 15 June 2018Non classé

Gathering in cooperatives the women transforming cassava into tapioca

45604
total budget
24
months of action
31
financed by SEED Foundation
Location

Benin, Couffo department, village of Dékandji

Duration

April 2018 – May 2020

Partners
CUMA Bénin and Union Nationale des CUMA du Bénin
Beneficiaries

100 women dispatched into 5 groups of transformers

Heart of the project

A growing demand for processed local products

Cassava is an essential product in the local diet and tapioca, resulting from its transformation, is in great demand locally. The women’s groups supported by the project have mastered cassava processing techniques in tapioca but lack the means to cope with growing local demand: only 47% of the demand they face has been met in 2017.

Gathering finances and efforts

The solution consists of grouping the women processors into a farm equipment cooperative (CUMA). They will be trained and supported both for their internal organization (management and governance) but also for the development of their transformation activities by pooling their resources (human, technical and financial).

Main actions

 Gathering

Bringing tapioca processors together into structured CUMAs and strengthening their organizational and management skills

 Assistance

Supporting women processors to access equipment that reduces the hardship of work, to increase their productivity to improve their income and living conditions

Expected results

Constitution of the 5 existing groups into a CUMA
Multiplication by 2 of production as well as income and profits

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