2SCALE: The largest incubator for inclusive agribusiness in Africa

This project is active

2SCALE offers a range of support services to private partners – companies and farmer groups – enabling them to produce, transform and supply quality food products to local, national and regional end-user markets, including Base of the Pyramid consumers.

2SCALE recently entered its second phase. The project is implemented by IFDC, BoPInc and SNV. The programme is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Incubating inclusive agribusiness

2SCALE is an incubator program that manages a portfolio of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for inclusive business in agri-food sectors and industries. 2SCALE offers a range of support services to its business champions (SMEs and farmer groups) and partners, enabling them to produce, transform and supply quality food products. These products go to local and regional markets, including to base of the pyramid consumers.

How the programme works

2SCALE focuses on establishing agribusiness clusters built around business champions. Champions are either entrepreneurial producer organizations or local SMEs that trade or process the produce of farmers. By providing support to these clusters, 2SCALE is developing products and markets for local consumer markets, preferably at the base of the pyramid.

A multi-country programme

The programme is active in 8 countries:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria

Objectives of 2SCALE

During this second phase of the programme, we have the following targets:

  • Scale over 50 public-private partnerships
  • Improve the livelihoods of over 600,000 farmers
  • Develop new business for more than 4,000 SME and producer organisations
  • Market & distribute food to 40%  BoP consumer markets


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