Mrs Odette Kassi, the Director of KAO specializing in the production of peanut butter and spices is the winner of the Louis Dreyfus Commodities prize. Odette decided to embark on the project to process surplus food products after noticing unsold vegetables rotting at markets.
In 2018, during her search to improve her skills, she discussed her needs with an entrepreneur who had taken part in the TRANSFORM operation. The training and support provided by Transform allowed her to improve the management of her activity and produce in accordance with agri-food regulations. “My greatest pride is having been able to strengthen certain markets and develop others”, she explains. Today, she has to invest in new equipment in order to meet demand: the Dreyfus Foundation’s funding will allow her to buy a mill, a bagging machine, a roaster, and packaging for the sale of her products.