Food & Customer Goods Processing

More efficient agro-processing coupled with stronger supply chain management and better product-market fit are yielding sales growth for goods Made in Sierra Leone – expanding produce offtake markets for local farmers.

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Work & Results

Food and Consumer Goods Results

Strategy

1
Strengthen and improve raw materials sourcing and supply chain management practices
  • Target improvements in supply chain management – sourcing strategies, networking, and supplier relationships that offer investment and value to farmers and ensure higher quality and more predictable output for buyers.
2
Improve food and consumer goods fit and attractiveness for Sierra Leone markets
  • Improve customer understanding and product-market fit, including introduction of affordable market appraisal, customer feedback, progressive market research, rapid product prototyping, and sales and marketing strategies.
  • Shift consumer perception and appreciation of locally-processed goods, including leveraging Bo Soap and Made in Sierra Leone brands.
  • Trial packaging solutions that both improve presentation, safety and appeal of local products and foster locally-available packaging solutions.
3
Improve business management and production efficiency
  • Improve fundamental business and financial management systems that underpin performance and growth.
  • Foster peer learning and networking among businesses through Food & Consumer Goods Processing Cohort (iLab).
  • Improve factory layout and processing flow as well as health and hygiene standards.

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