Created in 2019, Larando SARL is a Guinean company active in transforming and promoting organic agricultural products. The company supports smallholder farmers with technical assistance to meet organic certification standards. In addition, the firm also produces and sells cosmetic products made from local agricultural inputs.
Market Opportunity/ Problem
Agriculture plays a significant role in accelerating the development of the Republic of Guinea. The country has natural resources and an appropriate climate for producing a variety of agricultural products throughout the year. However, the country’s products are not very competitive on the world market because of the lack of certification, poor packaging, lack of rigorous quality control, irregularity of product supply, etc. Larando aims to tackle all these issues by providing technical assistance to local farms and promoting local products by transforming and distributing them in and outside the country
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Value addition/ processing
Agriculture value chain(s) focus?
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Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?
Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?
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