Country: Burkina Faso
Sector of activity: Agriculture
Status: Investment phase
Associed fund: I&P Accélération, USAID PACE, I&P Développement, Sinergi Burkina
Entrepreneur: M. Arsène SAVADOGO
In portfolio since: 2019

BIOPROTECT is a production and marketing unit for organic inputs (biopesticides and organic amendments) based on local natural resources (mushrooms, plants, agricultural and livestock residues).  To date, it markets eight products on the Burkinabe market:

  •  2 biostimulants/fungicides (to stimulate the natural defences of plants)
  • 4 organic insecticides
  • 1 food storage warehouse treatment product
  • Compost.

Beyond producing and marketing organic inputs, BIOPROTECT offers other services that complement the input activity which are :

  • The processing and/or marketing of raw products (tomato puree, green beans, sesame) from the exploitation of market gardeners and farmers accompanied by the company.
  • The provision of services (technical support, training, assistance, advice) to natural and legal persons active or wishing to engage in ecological/biological production

ENTREPRENEURS

Mr. Arsène SAVADOGO, is a graduate of a double master's degree in strategy of agri-food companies and in economic and financial engineering of projects and public policies. Mr. SAVADOGO has been managing BIOPROTECT since its creation in 2011. He is currently coordinating a multi-stakeholder consortium (composed of INERA, IRD, ARFA, BIOPHYTECH and BIOPROTECT) led by BIOPROTECT-B which is working on a research and development programme on quality improvement of organic soil improvers funded by the EU.  

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SINERGI BURKINA

The objectives of partnerships include :

  • Biopesticide registration
  • Strengthening managerial, organizational and production capacities
  • Assistance with structuring and formalization

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Consolidation of existing jobs and job creation
  • Development of sustainable agriculture
  • Valorization of local products

 

ABOUT SINERGI BURKINA

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina

ABOUT USAID PROGRAM

Investisseurs & Partenaires and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched in 2016 an innovative acceleration program for start-ups in Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The partnership is designed to support high-potential start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises in order to facilitate their access to financing in a region where the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurship is still poorly developed. Click here to learn more