Since 2016, he has been involved in growing cereals and breeding chickens, pigs and rabbits at Ezime, a village located about 200 km north-west of Lome.
This experimentation allowed him to discover the real difficulties faced by peasants.
"When I see all the resources mobilized by farmers and breeders to make their production and at the end other people come to enjoy while the peasants themselves are impoverished, I feel pain. And I tell myself that something must be done to at least secure prices and guarantee the market", entrusted Augustin to agridigitale.
To reduce the galley of peasants, he decided to set up an impressive mechanism.
"That's exactly why I want to install this value chain so that we can control everything because nowadays agriculture is based on contracts", he said.
Augustin’s value chain
Our value chain will be a group of producers, breeders, feed mills, slaughterhouses, and distributors.
With a value chain, we are sure of what we do. The production will not stay in one place but move from one place to the other. Even if the money doesn’t come at the same time, we know that at the end of the chain it will come. And so, we earn more by making value chains.
The process is very simple.
The breeder roughly knows the grains needed to feed his animals. He will sign a contract with a producer with pre-defined quantities and prices. It will be the same for the distributors.
Where are you today?
We have people ready to accompany us in the installation of the slaughterhouse and for the processing.
We made some studies that allowed realizing that the market is guaranteed both in Togo and in Ghana where demand is very strong.
Currently, we are registering producers and breeders of poultry, pigs, rabbits, fish and small ruminants.
"Even food sellers well organized and ready to be trained to meet deadlines and data sheets can sign a contract with us to have yams, plantains, meat, fish or sausages", added Augustin whose dreaming to professionalize the job of farmer.