Updated Mar 29, 2019

Transformation du Bourgou (Echinochloa stagnima) en Granulé au Nord du Mali

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Mouhamed ahmed Sidibe

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the project aims to collect bourgou (Echinochloa stagnima) near farmers in northern Mali (Gao, Timbuktu) and turn it into pellets for animal feed, for the thousands of northern herders who need food livestock especially during the lean season, a time when farmers lose half of their livestock.

MASARAKA It is evolving in the agropastoral including Livestock and agriculture but agriculture remains its core business, it makes the collection of plant call bourgou so the scientific name is (Echinochloa stagnima) in December transform it and the resell to the farmer during the lean season between May and June, and we do the same thing with the milk, we collect the milk near the breeder,...

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MASARAKA It is evolving in the agropastoral including Livestock and agriculture but agriculture remains its core business, it makes the collection of plant call bourgou so the scientific name is (Echinochloa stagnima) in December transform it and the resell to the farmer during the lean season between May and June, and we do the same thing with the milk, we collect the milk near the breeder, we sell it, we turn it into yogurt and sell it at any time the calendar year. We are the only ones to produce and collect from farmers in Mali at any time of the year.

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Stage 6: Sustained Scale

the grass in question is not an invention, but the fact of turning it into pellets is an innovation in animal feed, because it was used as a traditional livestock feed.

Focus Areas:

Economic Growth and Trade, Agriculture, Economic Empowerment and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Economic Growth and Trade, Agriculture, Economic Empowerment, Private Sector Competitiveness, Economic Recovery and BiodiversitySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Niger and Mali

Niger and MaliSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
1,000,000
Customers
10
Employees
$15,000,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Mali being a semi-desert country in the rainy season does not last three months, so animal feeding remains a problem in Mali, especially the northern part of the country faces drought repetition and terrorism. While the north to half of the country's animal herd. But during the period of welding there is no livestock feed or often it is very expensive. While there are thousands of people growing Bourgou (Echinochloa stagnima), they can not afford to stock their production.

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Solution

As the country is an agro-pastoral country, especially in Timbuktu and Gao, which are areas of agriculture for bourgou grass (Echinochloa stagnima), the idea is to collect from farmers and turn it into finished products. This is granulated for the marketed throughout the north of the country and in neighboring countries such as Niger and Nigeria.

Target Beneficiaries

the beneficiaries are the nomadic, semi-nomadic pastoralists, the retailers and the retailers, but also the farmers who will have their production to buy, so that it will be financially stable.

Mission and Vision

Its mission is to fight against poverty and hunger in order to raise the standard of living of African populations. Develop alternatives allowing local populations to be caught and consumed locally by agricultural entrepreneurship, in a logic of integral development, propelling livestock and agriculture together. This dynamic of development is focused on human development above all, the valorization of local resources, and the appropriation of external technologies and technologies. Promote agropastoral development;
Protect the environment; Promote agribusiness Promote quality production in rural areas; Help increase local consumption of the population;
Raise awareness of local production and consumption.
MASARAKA's vision is to help the land feed men "locally produce and consume locally in Mali and the sub-region". Become a leader in the national market and even see in the sub-region. To create an entrepreneurial platform, an area of ​​popularization that brings technical, organizational and moral solutions to lift the continent out of a logic of poverty and perpetual assistance and to enable sustainable socio-economic development.

Competitive Advantage

The competitive advantage is that the product is unique and the material used is also unique competitive innovative, unlike the other national company that uses only cotton seed or wheat bran, but we use the bourgou (Echinochloa stagnima) an herb semi aquatic use as fodder in the traditional diet.
Funding Goal300,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted500,000
New Implemented CountriesNiger, Mali
Recruit5 management, 5 employer
New FeatureThe new feature is that unlike the traditional factory that produces and processes the raw material, ours goes through a system of collection and transformation into product before the commercialization.

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Feb 2018
New Country Implemented In
Niger and Mali

Supporting Materials

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