Supporting the processed mango sector in West Africa

The Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) initiated its “Processed Mangos West Africa” project in 2020 with the objective to support mango sectors in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. The project aimed to strengthen the mango sector associations in these countries. The first activity, now completed, was to assess the export capabilities of the mango sector associations. The second activity was to work with stakeholders to agree on an action plan (with practical steps) for the first year and execute that action plan.

Products

Mangoes

Year

2021

Country

Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali

Type of activity

  • Strategy development
  • Training

Year

2021

Country

Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali

Type of activity

  • Strategy development
  • Training

The objective of the CBI project is to support the competitiveness of the West African processed mango sector. As part of this, Globally Cool has been commissioned to strengthen the sector associations in order to enhance the business environment through an intervention. The intervention – in addition to supporting processing factories – includes the strengthening of the sector associations in these three countries. Activities within the project focus on organisational development of the mango sector associations with a particular focus on the establishment of services for their members.

Activities

  • Hosted virtual stakeholder meetings with staff and middle management.
  • Held 1-on-1 sessions with senior management.
  • Conducted desk research.
  • 1-on-1 interviews completed.
  • Coordinated with CBI and other involved experts.
  • Delivered findings to BSOs virtually.
  • Discussed further action points and intervention planning with BSOs.

Results

  • BSO assessment for the export capabilities for the six mango sector associations completed.
  • Securing the commitment of the BSOs to participate in further training and coaching activities.

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