Advance Consulting is a private sector and business development consultancy that operates in Africa, Asia and Latin America since 1999. Our North Star is to develop vibrant, green and inclusive Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Agrifood and Renewable Energy sectors. Our headquarters is in The Netherlands, and we also have offices in Kenya, Jordan and Burkina Faso. We are a team of 22 passionate consultants, and we work with associate experts in more than 60 countries. Our client offering includes finance acquisition for SMEs, business development services for SMEs, management of private sector development projects for donors, and advisory services on private sector development for NGOs, Donors and Development Finance Institutions.

Sense is a consultancy firm specialised in sustainable economic development for the agricultural sector in Africa. Active since 2012, Sense has a solid track record in the fruit sector in West Africa, including Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Senegal. The company has offices in Ireland and South Africa. The team at Sense work with a growing group of international partner consultants who are specialists in their field. This enables them to successfully marry local insight with international best practice and strategic thinking with effective implementation. Current and recent clients include the World Bank, IFC, GIZ, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands and RVO, USAID, the African Development Bank, the EU, SADC and several Impact Investment Funds.

AGRODEV is a Burkinabé company founded in 2014, with its head office in Bobo Dioulasso. The company provides business developments services to businesses, public institutions and NGO that are pursuing development objectives in the agriculture sector. The company specializes in carrying out market studies, provision of business management and project management advice, soils studies, organization of training, provision of logistical support, and the organization of commercial events.

Timini is a processor and exporter of dried mango’s, and work in a unique partnership with other processor. The company was established in 2014 in Bobo Dioulasso. Timini is an equal joint venture between three companies: Fruiteq, M-Pak, and Westfalia. The company is a big player in Burkina Faso, and exports more than 900 ton of dried mango per annum. Timini employs 800 staff. Due to the seasonality of mango, only 76 employees have permanent contracts.

Afrique Verte is a French NGO, which has been working in the Sahel since 1990. The NGO started its network of regional organizations in 2005 by establishing NGOs in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. This is how APROSSA Afrique Verte Burkina was created in July 2005. Its mission is to improve market access for farmers, cooperatives and agribusinesses, enhance local agriculture production, as well as to increase and diversify the income of the people of Burkina Faso.