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Afropreneur Spotlight

Meet Momarr Taal, the Gambian #Afropreneur

Uwem July 1, 2016 128 1

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The next guest on the Afropreneur Podcast is Momarr Taal (@MalykaDON). He is an entrepreneur from Gambia and the Founder and Managing Director of Tropingo Foods, an agro processing company involved in groundnut and mango processing and export with focus on social inclusion and value chain development. Tropingo employs 100 seasonal staff, 70% of whom are women and is the largest exporter of groundnut in Gambia.

Momarr Taal, who started business at the age of 17, is also a social entrepreneur recognized by the World Bank, UNDP, US State Department (GES2015), GEIPA, Ministry of Trade and the ministry of agriculture for his intervention in agriculture value chain development in The Gambia. Momarr Mass Taal is also involved in various non-profit initiatives including Ebola free Gambia and WEF global shapers where he serves as the curator for the Banjul hub.

Tropingo’s Out-grower program, supported by the World Bank, trains rural farmers in financial literacy and basic business management in order to gradually integrate their business into the formal economy. Tropingo also gives suppliers opportunity to grow from raw materials suppliers into semi processors, by providing tools and skills required to process raw material which is purchased by Tropingo Foods at a higher price.

He is part of a new generation of Africans who believe that we must take control of our agricultural systems for food sustainability.

Momarr is an inspiration to African Entrepreneurs.

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