2SCALE develops a portfolio of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in several (6 – 10) target countries in sub-Saharan Africa (including the priority and focus countries in 2019-2023, which include Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Niger, Kenya and at a later date South Sudan. These partnerships aim to promote inclusive business in agriculture, through support to value chain development, agribusiness cluster formation and enabling business environments. The agribusiness cluster approach is designed to help rural smallholders move from subsistence farming to farming as a business and to supply agricultural products for local, national, regional and international markets. The project partners with national and multinational agri-food companies as drivers to increase productivity and to improve efficiency and sustainability of supported agribusiness clusters and value chains. Specific attention is given to job creation (including for the youth), women entrepreneurship and “base of the pyramid” (BoP) consumers and producers; the latter are most people and therefore the largest market for food products in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The financial inclusion Officer will be assigned to supervise financial inclusion activities for 2SCALE Agribusiness clusters (ABCs) in several project countries where his/her principle duties shall include but not limited to:
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