Farmers sell their dates individually to middlemen. In a context of increasing demand for good quality dates, they had the intuition to organize themselves and improve their income by:
- grouping their production and bypassing a link in the distribution chain
- sharing storage means to sell production during Ramadan
- creating new outlets for the sale of products derived from palm components
The Biyehmo association, accompanied by Fert and NSCE, requested a specific study to identify various opportunities to improve the income from date production and to assess their feasibility at the association level. The restitution workshop of the study organized at the end of 2019, was an opportunity to compare the work carried out by the consultants with the expectations of farmers and the leaders of the association.