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Agribusiness incubation has emerged as a critical tool that is used to create competitive agribusinesses in Africa and to accelerate the development of the continent’s agricultural sector.
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Established in 1999, Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products (ASNAPP) is an African-based non-governmental organization that aims to reduce poverty, increase incomes and improve livelihoods in rural communities in Africa by promoting the adoption of improved production, harvesting and marketing technologies and practices.
In our first decade, we worked with partners, research and academic institutions as well as private and public sector organizations in 10 countries (South Africa, Zambia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Angola, Mozambique, Ghana, Liberia and Malawi) to develop sustainable value chains in the indigenous natural plants and horticultural sectors. This led to increased productivity, competitiveness and upsurge in private/public investments.
ASNAPP is supported by local and international development agencies, private sector and governments. Over the last decade, ASNAPP has received funding from more than 15 development partners. We continue to leverage successes of projects implemented to attract more funding.
Over the last decade, ASNAPP with support from local and international development partners have worked across more than 10 African countries to give over 2 million smallholder and commercial farmers, access to improved inputs, trainings, financing and markets which has enabled them to expand production, increased productivity and generate higher revenues.
ASNAPP has also supported more than 500,000 collectors of non-timber forest products such as black pepper, Voacanga, grains of paradise, Xylopia, Shea butter, Kombo butter) to adopt improved collection and drying practices, strengthen associations, access domestic and export market. This helped boost sales by 40 – 60%.
ASNAPP has also facilitated the construction of over 20 greenhouses that covers over 5000sqm across southern Ghana expected to generate in excess of US$3 million over the next 5 to 10 years.