A solution to the challenge of food self-sufficiency and population exodus
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Millions of tons of crops lost
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The challenge of food self-sufficiency

According to the FAOIn Africa, 100 million tons of crops are lost every year, which would be enough to feed 300 million people in the world !
The highest loss rate is in fruits and vegetables (40%), especially during peak harvests.
At the same time, African countries import several billion dollars worth of food every year.
All these phenomena penalize local agri-food chains, thus posing a challenge in terms of food resilience and trade balance.
This recurring problem is due to several concomitant phenomena

On the supply side

  • The organization of the sector and the volume of production do not allow the demand to absorb the supply of fresh products during periods of high production.
  • Fruit and vegetable processing capacities are limited.

On the demand side

  • The African continent is experiencing a steady increase in the urban population and its middle class within this urban population. This population is looking for traditional food products that are easy to use.
  • The demand for food products exists throughout the year, not just during harvest periods.
  • Due to supply problems, this growing demand is, today, mostly met by products imported from other continents.
How we are helping to meet these challenges in a sustainable way

Our solution is based on our fruit and vegetable processing mini-factories close to the fields, in combination with our partnerships promoting a virtuous ecosystem for rural communities. The following benefits can be expected from its implementation:

Job creation
To contribute to the development of the number of farmers and the number of local jobs induced by agriculture
Increase in income
To contribute to the increase of farmers' income and to a better use of this income
HR Valorization
To contribute to a better development of local human resources
Tax revenue
In doing so, also contribute to the increase of tax revenues for national and local governments
Reduced imports
To allow a decrease in imports and an increase in food self-sufficiency, with quality products

Our offer for communities and NGOs

We propose to communities and NGOs a public-private-NGO partnership in which the acquisition of the mini-factories is ensured by the community or the NGO, and the operational management of the mini-factories is ensured by us. To do so, ASFOOD recruits and trains personnel in the country. This management can be done in partnership with national private operators.

Or a royalty paid annually by ASFOOD to the partner who owns the mini-factories. In this case, the annual fee amounts to 10% of the investment cost
Either a sharing of the exploitation profits between ASFOOD and the owner partner, according to distribution keys to be defined
How we help to answer in a concrete way to 6 objectives  United Nations Sustainable Development
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