Senegal Societe de Transformation des Legumes (IFC-40942)

  • Senegal
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Nov 30, 2019
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.89 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 3.5
Converted using 2019-12-06 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 19.99 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 18
Converted using 2019-12-06 exchange rate.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Dec 6, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 21, 2019

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The proposed investment consists of a €3.5 million A-loan from IFC and €3.5 million from the Private Sector Window of the International Development Association (IDA PSW) to support Société Africaine d’Ingrédients S.A. (SAF Ingredients or the company), a French-Senegalese joint venture, in the development of a €18 million greenfield onion dehydration plant and 760-hectare nucleus farm near St Louis in Senegal. IFC and IDA PSW loan would be for capital expenditures and permanent working capital. The project entails decommissioning an existing onion dehydration plant (newly built in 2003 and closed in 2014) near Dijon, in France, and SAF Ingredients purchasing it for relocation to St. Louis. As the sponsor of the project, Dijon Céréales (a French agricultural cooperative) will manage the transfer of the plant with the technical support of Biaugeaud (a French engineering company), setting up the nucleus farm, and operating the plant in Senegal (the “Project”). This would be the first industrial-scale dehydration plant of its kind (no direct exposure of onions to the heat source) located in West and Central Africa.

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SAF Ingredients
Mr. Emmanuel Biaugeaud
Directeur General
+ 33 (0) 557 102 810
Km3, Route de Diana, St Louis, Senegal


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