Gebana Burkina Faso

Subsidy : January 2022 - April 2022

BIO has granted USD 15 K in technical assistance to Gebana Burkina Faso, a company that processes and exports fairtrade and organic fruit and nuts.

Amount

€ 13,464.00

Type of investment

Subsidy

Beneficiary locations

Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso

Investment field

Enterprises

Activity

C10.33 Other processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables

Organisation

Gebana Burkina Faso

Domicile

Switzerland

Gebana Burkina Faso processes and exports Fairtrade and organic cashew and dried mango, mainly to Europe. The company is established in Bobo-Dioulasso (Région des Hauts-Bassins, South-West Burkina Faso) in the heart of a productive region, where it sources its cashew and mangos from over 3.000 smallholder farmers (sometimes organized in cooperatives (formal or informal)). GBF is operational since 2006 and majority-owned by Gebana AG, a Swiss company created to build integrated, sustainable food supply chains to B2B and B2C markets.

The company has two processing sites in Bobo Dioualisso, one for the processing of cashew and another for mangoes. In 2020 the Company exported approximately 331 MT cashew kernel and 662 MT dried mango. The company is currently in the process of building and moving to a new plant.

Technical Assistance

  • Identifying the E&S risks and assessing compliance of the company against the E&S requirements as well as identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Assessing the company’s E&S management capacity to mitigate these E&S risks and non-compliance.
  • Providing recommendations in the form of an E&S Action Plan (ESAP)

Expected impact

  • Better understanding of the legal framework regarding E&S aspects in which the company operates
  • Identify non-compliances, risks and opportunities for improvement vis-àvis BIO applicable E&S requirements
  • Improved working conditions and reduced environmental impact
  • Better control and mitigation of E&S risks
  • Identify areas for improvement of E&S aspects
  • E&S risks assessment of the supply chain which will ensure the coverage and the mitigation of potential indirect risks related to BIO’s investments

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