TE-FOOD partners with Sankofa to enter the West African market
TE-FOOD signed partnership with agricultural consulting and project management firm Sankofa Ltd. to represent its livestock and fresh food traceability solution in the French-speaking countries of West Africa. Sankofa — with offices in North America and West Africa — manages agricultural and environmental projects in the area since 2009.
What is the reason of the partnership?
Sankofa will help TE-FOOD to enter the West African markets, consulting government authorities, negotiating with supply chain companies, and managing implementations / trainings.
The first step is a pilot project in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) which will be used as reference for future implementations in the region.
Why is the partnership important?
With 18 countries and 360 million people, West Africa is an important market for TE-FOOD. With a ready product, our most important task is to partner with local professionals in our target countries to facilitate and manage implementations. Having an experienced team like Sankofa in the area, which has connections to the authorities and supply chain companies allows us to move forward quickly.
Beside our live operation in Vietnam, we are working hard on new markets. Beside our South African pilot (under preparation), another one in Côte d’Ivoire can provide good references for potential African customers. We are actively organizing more piloting possibilities around the world.