La Laiterie du Berger
The project's history
Improve the situation of Peuls herders in enhancing milk production in Senegal “La Laiterie du Berger" is a family business, founded by Bagoré Bathily, a young Senegalese veterinarian in order to help to improve the situation of the “Peuls” people by providing a fixed source of income. "In Senegal, more than 90% of milk are imported. This is an aberration, because 30% of people live only on livestock" said Bagoré Bathily. "La Laiterie du Berger" has set up a network to ...Discover this project
Impact measuresSustainably improve the living conditions of the "Peuls" people
In Senegal, 90% of milk, considered as a subject of trade, is imported in a powdered form . This is an aberration, since nearly 30% of the population of Senegal traditionally live on breeding zebu (local cows) ... who produce milk! At this stage, the social impact of “La Laiterie du Berger” lies in the upstream of the model : it seeks "to relocate the milk". It means that this social business may give outlets ...Read more
on the Tuesday, 9 October, 2012 - 11:30
On Monday the 2nd Oct, Africa Awards for Entrepreneurships has announced its 12 2012 finalists. We are proud because La Laiterie du Berger is one of them.
The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurships are led by The African Leadership Network, the premier membership network of new generation leaders in Africa, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm. The objective is to highlight business leaders “who serve as role models to Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs and who demonstrate business excellence, innovation and profitability”
The 12 finalists are from 8 countries and have been chosen amongst 1200 candidates. They are split between 3 categories:
- “Outstanding Small and Growing Business Award”
- “Mature Business Award”
- “Transformational Business Award”
Awards will be presented to winners on Thursday October 11, 2012 from 6pm-10pm.
on the Friday, 29 June, 2012 - 09:05
Yesterday was the Social Business day 2012. La Laiterie du Berger has celebrated it by gathering all the team for a picture.
Happy Social Business Day to Laiterie du Berger !
on the Monday, 25 June, 2012 - 10:36
Last week, Bagoré Bathily, Managing Director of La Laiterie du Berger, attended the Africa Finance and Investment Forum 2012 that took place at Utrecht, in Netherlands (17th-19th June).
Bagoré made a presentation day 3, to present the context of Senegal, the paradox of the herders situations and La Laiterie du Berger, the social business company he created in 2005.
To learn more, read the presentation !
- Every day 1,200-6,000 liters of milk are collected, depending on the season. In 2010, over 600 herding families tripled their income.
- Laiterie du Berger was launched in 2005 by Bagoré Bathily, a young Senegalese veterinarian. The first milk processing plant was built in late 2006.