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GSBI Accelerator Program Update

Throughout the past six months, we have been working in cohesion with our GSBI mentors on fine-tuning our value proposition, operation models, financial models and human resource plans in preparation for our final presentation as part of GSBI Online Cohort 10, which will take place on July 19, 2017. The GSBI Online one of the […]

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Spotlight: Majota Natural

In addition to it’s own pilot projects, Partagria has incubated two new ventures in Francophone West Africa: Majota Natural and Africa Nut Exporters.  Today’s update will focus on the activities of Majota Natural. Majota Natural supplies quality dried mango, dried pineapple, dried banana, and dried papaya from Cote d’Ivoire to its partners and clients. The […]

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Partagria commences fresh mango exports

Mango trees are cultivated in lush groves, under a mixture of tropical sun, and ample monsoon rains. The natural richness of the soil, coupled with careful horticultural management and favorable climatic conditions, contributes to a naturally sweet taste and enticing flavor. We source mangoes from the north of Cote d’Ivoire from cooperatives near the cities […]

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Intersol conference in Dakar

Partagria’s leadership participated in the INTERSOL conference, hosted in Dakar, Senegal on April 11-12, 2017. The conference, formally named EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas, is a conference dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary solutions to address people’s needs in underserved areas. The conference brings together technical experts and researchers from academia, […]

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Local drier manufacturing in Cote d’Ivoire

For the fruit drying venture, Majota Natural, that we commenced in Cote d’Ivoire, we have engaged local drier manufacturers who perform the final assembly locally in the country’s economic hub, Abidjan, out of a selection of locally-manufactured and imported components.  Traditionally, fruit drying facilities operating in Sub-Saharan Africa imported dryers from Europe, China, and South […]

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Partagria accepted into GSBI Accelerator

After a lengthy application and interview process, Partagria was among the 17 startups in frontier markets accepted into the GSBI Online accelerator, run by the Miller Center in Santa Clara University, the largest and most successful university-based social enterprise accelerator in the world.  The GSBI accelerator has graduated successful alumni companies such as Sankara, KIVA, […]

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Spotlight: Africa Nut Exporters

In addition to it’s own pilot projects, Partagria has incubated two new ventures in Francophone West Africa: Majota Natural and Africa Nut Exporters.  Today’s update will focus on the activities of Africa Nut Exporters. Africa Nut Exporters supplies quality nuts from West African countries to our partners and clients. In addition to our own peanut […]

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Update and pictures from our pilot projects

We have three pilot projects in Senegal right now that are generating impact.  Two of them are in the agricultural region near the city of Richard Toll (one in the community of Kassack and the other one in the community of Mbilor).  The third project is the agricultural region near the city of Touba. For […]

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GIIN Impact Measurement Seminar

Partagria’s leadership attended the Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) training seminar hosted by GIIN – the Global Impact Investing Network. The Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) training, is specially designed for investors looking to develop an impact measurement practice that fits their unique operational and strategic context. Through a dynamic format consisting of small group-learning, […]

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Visiting the center of Senegal’s peanut production

Together with our partners from Kernile, Africa’s largest peanut processing enterprise, who were visiting us in Senegal, we toured the country’s “bassin arachidier” – French for “peanut basin”.  Centered around the local economic hub of Kaolack, this region is center of the country’s groundnut cultivation, totalling over 1 million metric tons of peanuts in most […]

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SIAL Paris, the world’s largest food innovation exhibition

Partagria participated in SIAL Paris, the world’s largest food innovation exhibition. The Global Food Marketplace (French: Salon International de l’alimentation, or SIAL) is a trade fair held every two years, which specializes in the food processing industry. SIAL features over 7,000 companies from more than 100 countries presenting their products to retail and foodservice professionals. It includes […]

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Update from our pilot project in Mbilor

On our project in the agricultural community in Mbilor, we recently installed a new irrigation system and commenced field preparation and planting. Selected project pictures:

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Partagria Presents at StartUpAfrica Conference

StartUpAfrica’s mission is to support youth in building business skills and in endeavors that foster financial independence, create jobs and grow African economies. The organization is guided by one overarching goal: creating opportunities for youth entrepreneurs. It is a place aspiring youth entrepreneurs call to make sense of anything from their business ideas to strategies for […]

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Partagria at the Flandres International Trade Expo

Partagria participated as part of Senegal’s trade delegation at the Flandres International Trade Fair at Ghent, Belgium this September.  Senegal has been selected this year as the “Guest of Honor” and allotted over 1000 sq. m out of the 30,000 sq. m total exhibition space at the fair, attended by more than 82,000 visitors.   Senegal’s export […]

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Third pilot project commences near Touba

Following the start of its first two pilot projects in the areas of Kassack and Touba in Senegal, Partagria has commenced its third pilot project located near the village of Mbilor Dieri in northern Senegal. The project site was originally developed by the government as a dairy farm and associated agricultural fields, but has fallen […]

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Award of SOCAP Social Entrepreneur Scholarship

Partagria has been granted a coveted Social Entrepreneur scholarship to the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) conference occurring September 13-16, 2016 in San Francisco and a place in the Impact Accelerator at SOCAP.  Our company was selected to be among the approximately 135 spots awarded from more than 800 applicants from over 70 countries around the world. Social Capital […]

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Pilot started for a 600 ha. peanut cultivation project

In partnership with a local producer and ISRA (Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles – West Africa’s leading agricultural research institute), Partagria has launched the pilot stage of a 600 ha. groundnut production project in Senegal.  This large initiative will accomplish the following key goals: Cultivate improved peanut varieties optimized for export confectionery usage (historically, the bulk […]

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Partagria’s Agronomy Team

Partagria provides agronomy specialists familiar with the region’s soils and weather patterns supervising implementation of best practices as well as market intelligence in planning what crops to plant and when. Our team of specialists accompanies small and medium farmers to improve crop planning, cultivation methods and harvest practices.  It offers expert agronomic support, training, and […]

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Product Spotlight – Okra

This past winter season, we have grained experience sourcing top-quality okra in Senegal, and shipping it to key European markets. Okra is a highly-perishable vegetable that does not survive sea container transport, but its high margins allow it to be economically shipped by air freight. Senegal features direct flights to Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona […]

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Kassack Project Update

The Partagria team, along with its staff agronomist and agronomist’s assistant, conducted another site visit to the agricultural community of Kassack that we are collaborating with to check on the status of seedlings and the okra field planted.  Following this visit, Partagria also set up a permanent presence in the north of Senegal and a […]

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Expanded Products List

We have updated our presentation containing the products that Partagria is offering for export in this upcoming season. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing any of our upcoming vegetable crops.  Partagria Export Products – English  

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Partagria Participates in Senegal’s Mango Week

Partagria’s representatives attended Senegal’s Mango Week events in Dakar and the surrounding mango production regions. We conducted meetings with several small- and medium-scale mango producers in Senegal (30 – 60 ha. cultivation area) and discussed long-term cooperation in the cultivation and export of mangoes, involving: Joint operation of mango fields Conditioning of mangoes to prepare […]

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Seedlings Monitoring Visit

For the agricultural production project in the north of Senegal, the community that we are working with has planted seedlings for Eggplant, African Eggplant, and Hot Peppers.  We conducted a site visit with our staff agronomist to monitor the plantings, provide technical advice, and distribute fertilizers and phytosanitary products. Partagria’s staff agronomist and the community’s technical […]

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Kassack Project Started

In cooperation with the rural commune of Kassack in northern Senegal, we have selected a combined two sites for the first phase of the production project and will be commending with planting of African Eggplant, Eggplant, Hot Peppers, and Okra. African Eggplant (Djakatou) Eggplant (Aubergine) Okra (Gombo) Hot Pepper (Piment) The land has been plowed by […]

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Presentation at the Global AgInvesting Conference

The business model behind Partagria was presented at the Global AgInvesting Conference held in Dubai by Dmitry Fotiyev, one of Partagria’s co-founders and a Director at our parent impact investing fund, Brightmore Capital. Mr. Fotiyev presented conference attendees with his view on agricultural opportunities in Africa and types of projects that can realize them, including […]

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