Note: This post was originally published on the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative Website.
Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) Patron, Tony Blair, visited J-Palm Liberia on Tuesday September 6, 2016. J-Palm’s founder, Mahmud Johnson, showed Mr Blair and Nick Thompson, AGI’s CEO, around one of Liberia’s most innovative businesses.
J-Palm’s model is simple. They use otherwise wasted palm kernels to produce palm oil products, by providing equipment to small holder farmers which helps them increase their productivity and improve their livelihoods. J-Palm then employ fifty young Liberians to manufacture affordable beauty and energy products, some of which are on show in the factory.
Read the full post on the AGI website here.