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Presentation Yiriwa

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Presentation by Wilfried Schasfoort (ICCO) during the SFED Value Chain Development workshop - 2/3 December 2009

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Presentation Yiriwa

  1. 2. <ul><li>Initiative: </li></ul><ul><li>- AK Organics approached Agriprofocus in December 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>ICCO, SNV, KIT (Solidaridad) responded </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot project started in June 2008 till April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Yiriwa SA established in October 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>BP 2009-2014 approved in May 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 3. Yiriwa SA : the company Support program : optimizing impacts on farmers’ livelihoods <ul><li>Core activities = doing business: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification and consolidation of markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical support to farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality control and certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shareholders: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annona Sustainable Investment Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AK-O </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trust Fund for farmers’ organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Core activity = empowering farmers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational strengthening and human resource development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring and evaluation of impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing farmers’ organizations for shareholding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Program partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SNV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KIT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers’ organizations </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Conseil d’administration de Yiriwa SA Conseil des actionnaires de Yiriwa SA (ASIF, ICCO, AKO, F-com) Directeur Général/CEO Comité de pilotage du Programme d’accompagn. (SNV, ICCO, KIT) Coordonnateur de programme
  4. 5. <ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>Competitiveness: </li></ul><ul><li>* costs of ginning </li></ul><ul><li>* logistical expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul><ul><li>* contamination </li></ul><ul><li>* quality control </li></ul><ul><li>* trade finance </li></ul><ul><li>Diversification </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* identify new markets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How to organise farmers as shareholders </li></ul>

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