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Milky Way – ADIE

Tunisia

Context

Social & business context
The Tunisian agricultural market is made up of 80% smallholders (less than 20 cows). They have no access to credit and lack the technical and management skills needed to increase their agricultural operations to medium-scale farming. 
Délice-Danone wishes to reinforce its milk supply chain and improve milk quality.

Solution
With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Délice-Danone, ADIE (l’Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique) and l’Institut de l'Elevage have joined forces to co-create the “Milky Way” project aimed at professionalizing farmers through technical and management training. Farmers get support from young professionals trained by the project and gain access to microcredit to help them expand their operations. As well as developing  better farming practices around collection centers, these initiatives foster regional rural development in Tunisia. 

Social & business impacts
The project will increase farmers’ revenues and create or consolidate jobs for technicians, as well as jobs in collection centers. 
Délice-Danone secures its milk sourcing in Tunisia.  
The project supports rural development and promotes a new farming model in Tunisia. 

Action

With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Délice-Danone, ADIE (l’Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique) and l’Institut de l'Elevage have joined forces to co-create the “Milky Way” project aimed at professionalizing farmers through technical and management training. Farmers get support from young professionals trained by the project and gain access to microcredit to help them expand their operations. As well as developing  better farming practices around collection centers, these initiatives foster regional rural development in Tunisia. 

News

Social 
The project will increase farmers’ revenues and create or consolidate jobs for technicians, as well as jobs in collection centers. 

Business 
Délice-Danone secures its milk sourcing in Tunisia.  

General interest 
The project supports rural development and promotes a new farming model in Tunisia.