Helping women to acquire tomato processing techniques
Benin, Couffo department, village of Lalo
July 2018 – June 2020
Fondation MFR Monde and UB-MAFAR
50 women in training at the Lalo MFR and / or members of the Lalo tomato producer group
HEART OF THE PROJECT
A lack of processing capacity of the tomato
Agriculture in Lalo remains subsistence agriculture. This municipality occupies the 2nd place of tomato production at the departmental level. The sector of processing tomato is virtually nonexistent in the town because there is only one processing company which capacity is far from satisfying the supply. Groups suffer from insufficient material and appropriate equipment and a lack of knowledge on the steps of processing.
Highlighting the local know-how
The project plans to enable women to improve tomato production practices and increase their productivity, to enhance their know-how through the improvement of their tomato puree preservation and processing techniques, to train women on marketing strategies and to sustainably increase the income of rural women.
Enable women to improve their tomato production practices and increase their productivity
Valuing women’s know-how through the improvement of their tomato conservation technique
To sustainably increase rural women’s incomes
2000 boxes of 1 kg of tomato puree put on the market out of tomato season
50% increase in household income