Kosam aims to increase the production of sustainable milk in Senegal in a way that is profitable for all, developing and disseminating sustainable resilient farming models and helping farmers increase their income.
The smallholders who make up the agricultural market in Senegal have low volumes of production, meaning most citizens of Senegal instead consume imported milk powder. La Laiterie du Berger wishes to support small-scale farming in Senegal, increasing the volumes of milk available from local farming communities. With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, La Laiterie du Berger and its local partner, the SOS Sahel, the Kosam project is providing market access to farmers, and strengthening their production by developing and disseminating sustainable and resilient farming models and services. The project trains farmers in an incubator farm, the circular economy is promoted through the use of a local cane sugar byproduct as animal feed.
As well as empowering small farmers by improving their revenue and expertise, the project creates jobs and supports sustainable agriculture and local development. La Laiterie du Berger meanwhile is reinforcing its milk supply and improving local milk competitiveness.
Farmers with an increased or secured revenue
Jobs created such as milk collectors