Professionalizing the Vegetable Production
in Africa
 

A BUSINESS CLUSTER WITH PROVEN EXPERTISE
Technologies adapted to the African context.

French companies pool their know-how at the service of Veginnov.
LES PRIMEURS DU BENIN - HEALTHY QUALITY FOODS
Manages high-performance and sustainable vegetable farms in Benin.
DIVATEC - TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS DESIGNER
Specialist in the fields of pumping, irrigation, fertilization, IT, electricity, climate management and greenhouse equipment.
OUR PROJECTS
Benin
Ivory Coast
Congo
Reunion Island
Mauritius Island
THE VEGINNOV MODEL

Professionalization at the service of profitability

Production

Technologies & know-how appropriate to each context.
  • Responding to the needs of identified markets.
  • Securing production all year round.
  • Ensuring the best profitability.
  • Growing with certification criteria.

 

Experienced training and supervision

  • Accompanying the professionalization of the crop managers and market gardeners.
  • Transmitting technical know-how.
  • Ensuring buy-in from all local stakeholders.

 

Processing / Packaging

  • Adding value to productions.
  • Sticking to the marketing strategy of a professionalized company.

 

Logistics

  • Supplying customers in compliance with international standards.

 

Marketing

  • Capturing added value directly (avoiding unnecessary intermediaries).
  • Adapting production to meet market needs.

 

A successful business model

  • A net income > 25% from the second year of operation onwards.

 

THE VEGINNOV MODEL

Mastery of the process

 

THE ORGANIZATIONAL

PROCESS

Structurer et/ou renforcer la filière professionnelle.

 

Platform
OPERATORS

  • Une production maîtrisée.
  • A permanent supervision.
  • Approvisionner un marché dont prix et volumes sont fixés en amont.

Farmstead / Dry / Cold
LOGISTICS

  • Healthy products.
  • Technical management.
  • Une gestion des intrants centralisée.

CUSTOMERS

  • Stocker pour introduire les produits sur le marché au bon moment.
  • Maintien de la fraîcheur des produits = qualité optimale.

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Social, environmental and local responsibility
VEGINNOV’S IMPACTS  
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Local responsibility
Contribution to local food security.
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Local responsibility
Creation of direct and indirect jobs.
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Social responsibility
High quality certified products.
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Environmental responsibility
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Environmental responsibility
Land conservation and respect for the environment.
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Social responsibility
North-South knowledge and technology transfer.
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Nurseries

Veginnov offers protective structures adapted to the specificities of the African environment, in which annual plants (including vegetables and flowering plants) are sown and raised to the stage where they are ready to be transplanted to their final location.


 


 


 

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Greenhouses

Veginnov propose des structures closes ou semi-ouvertes translucides, en verre ou en plastique, soutenues par une structure métallique, destinées à la production agricole en Afrique. Elles visent à améliorer le rendement des cultures en atténuant les extrêmes climatiques voire en maitrisant le microclimat autour des cultures et en les protégeant des intempéries (pluies, grêles) et des insectes ravageurs.

 

 

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Open field

Les procédés Veginnov de culture en plein champ prennent en compte les conditions climatiques et pédologiques locales, mais également la pression des bioagresseurs (adventices, ravageurs et phytopathogènes) de la zone cultivée. Les itinéraires techniques suivis assurent une productivité élevée tout en préservant la fertilité des sols et en économisant la ressource en eau.

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Hydraulic Installations & Climate Management

Parce que l’eau est vitale et que les plantes s’épanouissent dans des environnements favorables, Veginnov propose des solutions high-tech appropriées au contexte africain pour maitriser au mieux le climat autour des cultures et les apports en eau. De la serre au climat contrôlé à la fertigation de précision, Veginnov équipe ses exploitations pour limiter le risque environnemental. 

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Logistics
& Packaging

“De la fourche à la fourchette”, Veginnov entend maîtriser la chaine de valeur de la production jusqu’à la distribution en passant par le conditionnement pour garantir une traçabilité et une fraicheur de produit. Les pertes post-récolte étant un défi majeur en Afrique, Veginnov s’engage à assurer une chaine du froid, une manipulation et un transport adéquats des produits.

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TEAM

25 years of experience in the market gardening world. Specialist in hydraulics and experienced company manager.
Jean-Michel MAHÉ
Chief Executive
Specialist in OHADA corporate law. Headquartered in Cotonou, Benin.
Priscille IKO
Financial and Administrative Manager deputy
Recognized specialist in organization and planning.
Stéphane GIBIELLE
Production Manager
Agricultural engineering expert. Recognized know-how in project building. Entrepreneur and SME manager.
John GUITTENY
General manager
Agronomist & Business Developer specialized in agricultural project building in the tropics.
Hugo DESPRETZ
Agronomist & Export Sales Manager
Recognized specialist in the set-up of hydraulic systems, computer and greenhouse equipment in desert and tropical areas.
Elie GOULEAU
Electro-technician
Finance Specialist.
Maxime HELARD
Financial and Administrative Manager
30 ans d’expérience dans la gestion de sites industriels et miniers. Grande connaissance de l’Afrique. Expertise en environnement et agriculture.
Jean-Pierre WILHELM
Farm Manager
Afrique

Veginnov takes part in the main Africa-oriented Fairs in 2020 !

November 25, 2020

Veginnov was present at the African Diaspora Fair and at the RencontresAfrica 2020 (MeetingsAfrica 2020).

Afrique

Veginnov partner of CIRAD

August 17, 2020

Veginnov signs a framework agreement with the CIRAD.

Afrique

Veginnov contributes to the writing of an essay

July 27, 2020

Veginnov has contributed to the writing of a scientific essay about sustainable development.

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Veginnov at SARA 2019, in Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

December 12, 2019

Veginnov was present at the International Exhibition of Agriculture and Animal Resources in Ivory Coast.

Benin

The “Primeurs du Bénin” (literally Greengrocers of Benin)

November 13, 2019

New images of our farm under construction in Benin! A real social commitment on site ...

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Veginnov at the Togo - EU economic forum 2019

July 17, 2019

Veginnov participated in the Togo - EU economic forum, one of the most important business meetings in Togo’s economic history.

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