Country: Niger
Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: Investment phase
Associed fund: Sinergi Niger
Entrepreneur: Abdou MAGAGI
Employees: 202
In portfolio since: 2015

La Sahélienne des Semences is a company dedicated to the production, packaging and marketing of improved seeds of rainfed and market gardening species. To date, it produces improved seeds of millet, sorghum, cowpea, groundnuts and maize.

Its objectives are to increase its production capacity in quality seeds and to improve the accessibility of seeds to small producers in the Maradi region.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Mr Abdou MAGAGAGI holds a Master's degree in plant breeding from Ghana, and has attended several national and international training courses and seminars in the field. He has more than 34 years of experience in hybrid seed research and plant breeding as an agent of INRAN. He has a perfect knowledge of local varieties and improved seeds developed by INRAN for Producers. He trained them in production techniques with improved seeds and accompanied them throughout his career. He has succeeded in building strong commercial and technical relationships with producers in the region and with project and NGO clients.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH SINERGI NIGER

• Implementation of management tools (budget monitoring, cash flow plan, journals, inventory management)

• Operational follow-up at the technical, organisational, commercial and financial levels

• Competitive intelligence (search for customers and technical partners)

• Identification and support for the development of tendering contracts.

 

MAIN IMPACTS

• Agro-business project contributing to food security, improved nutrition and the promotion of sustainable agriculture

• Implementation of a support program for producers

• Recovery and treatment of residues

• 134 tonnes of improved seeds distributed in 2018

• Structuring a network of 191 small agricultural producers