Finance ready plan: Developing the soybean value chain in Cameroon

  

Dynamic Group, Cameroon

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Dynamic Group identified the highly profitable nature of soybean cultivation in Cameroon, as well as the positive social impact that this crop would have on underdeveloped regions. Soybean is one of the most demanded commodities in Cameroon. The nutritious oil can be used for cooking, while the soybean cake provides a rich protein source for livestock, especially poultry. Both products are currently being imported into Cameroon at high prices, which ensure that the establishment of local production would be both profitable and beneficial to consumers.

Dynamic Group intends to start its operations in Ndop, a region where poverty is a widespread phenomenon. The company’s aim is to raise the living standards in this area by hiring local subsistence farmers and women for its operations. In addition, supplying affordable soybean cake to poultry farmers will reduce their production costs and raise their income. Read more

Sector: Agriculture
Finance needed: $100,000 – $200,000

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