SODEVOL is based in the Anambe Bassin in Kolda, Senegal. There are 5,000 ha of land to potentially grow rice in Anambe Bassin over 2 seasons. The company is working to develop a rice production and transformation project. The project aims to implement a modern rice mill with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes of paddy rice. 70% of the paddy will come from smallholder farmers while 30% will come from SODEVOL’s production. In addition, SODEVOL will produce, condition and market certified rice seeds.

Market Opportunity/ Problem

Rice consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa is among the highest in the world. In Senegal, rice is a major part of food consumed. This cereal is present in all meals and consumption amounts to 74 – 90 kg/person/year. In 2018, the production of white rice accounted for 38% of the total market and the volume of imports accounted for 62% of the total. However, Senegal has the necessary conditions to be produce rice over the two seasons in order to achieve rice self-sufficiency. The project aims to improve farming practices in order to maximise rice production.

Company Information

Years of operation


Type of organization

Private company

Stage of the business

Early stage/ Startup

Agribusiness focus


Agriculture value chain(s) focus?

Food crops

Primary country of operation


Other country(ies) of operation

Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Guinea Bissau

How many employees does your business have?

4 permanent employees and more than 10 part-time employees

Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?


Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?


Financing and expansion overview

How much capital is the company currently fundraising (US$)?


What is the split between equity and debt?

25% equity, 75% debt
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