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La Laiterie du Berger

In 2005, Bagoré Bathily realized that almost 90% of the milk consumed in Senegal was imported in powder form -- yet nearly 4 million people, primarily Peuls**, were living as traditional livestock herders and could produce milk. Armed with this insight, he launched a business that sells dairy products made from locally collected milk, thus improving living conditions for herders.

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 ...

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What are the results ?

In December 2010, the results are the followings : 600 farmers and their families are included in the collect of milk. They now have the security to sell their milk at a fixed price,  that provides them with regular cash income to cover certain expenses (food, medicine). The number of people receiving this income is estimated at over 7000. “La Laiterie du Berger” also provides service for the supply of cattle feed ...

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The Logbook

La Laiterie du Berger is a finalist for Africa Awards for Entrepreneurships

anonymous user

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”

La Laiterie du Berger has been selected for the 1rst category and its competitors are Bloodhound Technology, and Bridge International Academies(more details on the awards website).


Awards will be presented to winners on Thursday October 11, 2012 from 6pm-10pm.


Crossed fingers!


Happy Social Business Day 2012 !

anonymous user

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 !

AFRICA FINANCE & INVESTMENT FORUM 2012 : La Laiterie was there !

anonymous user

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 !



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La Laiterie du Berger

La Laiterie du Berger

SenegalKids nutrition
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.
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