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Senegal Societe de Transformation des Legumes


Titre : Senegal Societe de Transformation des Legumes

Development of a €18 million greenfield onion dehydration plant and 760-hectare nucleus farm near St Louis in Senegal

Pays : Senegal
Localisation : The Project is located in the Gandiolais region in the Senegal River Valley, approximately 20 km from St. Louis and 275 km from Dakar in Senegal.


Identifiant IATI : XM-DAC-903-SII-40942

The proposed investment consists of a €3.5 million A-loan from IFC for its own account. In addition, IFC as implementing entity of the Private Sector Window of the International Development Association (IDA PSW) is expected to provide a €3.5 million IDA PSW-loan (“blended concessional finance co-investment”) to support Société Africaine d’Ingrédients S.A. (SAF Ingredients or the Company), a French-Senegalese joint venture, in the development of a €18 million greenfield onion dehydration plant and 760-hectare nucleus farm near St Louis in Senegal. The A loan and the IDA PSW loan would be for capital expenditures and permanent working capital. The project entails decommissioning an existing onion dehydration plant (newly built in 2003 and closed in 2014) near Dijon, in France, and SAF Ingredients purchasing it for relocation to St. Louis. As the sponsor of the project, Dijon Céréales (a French agricultural cooperative) will manage the transfer of the plant with the technical support of Biaugeaud (a French engineering company), setting up the nucleus farm, and operating the plant in Senegal (the “Project”). This would be the first industrial-scale dehydration plant of its kind (no direct exposure of onions to the heat source) located in West and Central Africa.

Stakeholders - suppliers (commercial farmers & smallholder farmers). IFC expects the Project will increase market access for onion farmers and help raise their productivity.

Economy-wide impacts - IFC expects the project will create 70 permanent and 20 temporary jobs at the factory and 50 direct and 200 seasonal jobs at the nucleus farm. In addition, the Project will build specialized skills regarding quality, food safety and maintenance in large, commercial and professionally-run, food processing operations, and raise standards by formalizing and structuring the onion supply chain with offtake contracts, price guarantees, and quality requirements.

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