Business as Unusual the 2SCALE Project: Highlights 2016
The 2SCALE project brings together unlikely partners in the agribusiness sector by applying business principles to development. With the involvement of big companies, small farmers, buyers, sellers, scientists, and development experts, the project aims to build business relationships that are profitable, sustainable, and equitable. Supported by the Netherlands government and private investments, 2SCALE operates in nine African countries, working through partnerships to help small-scale farmers and local entrepreneurs grow, connect with buyers, and share profits fairly. The project focuses on technology, business innovations, inclusiveness, and nutrition to enhance smallholders' productivity, market competitiveness, and decision-making power. By connecting various actors and providing support through coaching, grants, and technical assistance, 2SCALE has achieved significant milestones, such as increased yields, private investments, and business expansion. The project's success has led to its replication in other programs, demonstrating the effectiveness of the partnership model in improving market quality, supply consistency, and farmers' livelihoods.
Partnerships, Agribusiness, Smallholder farmers