Sesame Marketing and Exports
SESAME Marketing and Exports (SESAME) is a five-year project led by Lutheran World Relief (LWR) which aims to increase production and exports of high-quality sesame through an information and communications technology (ICT) hub enabling the flow of information and transactions; targeted capacity building for producers, unions and exporters; and facilitating access to financial services. SESAME will create sustainable partnerships between buyers and sellers and strengthen producer unions to ensure long-term impact beyond the life of the project. SESAME, comprised of consortium partners Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), HELVETAS and Afrique Verte and private sector partners such as Ecobank and Airtel, targets the four highest sesame-producing regions of Burkina Faso (Boucle de Mouhoun, Est, Hauts-Bassins and Cascades) to reach 300,000 sesame producers.
- Burkina Faso