Damascene Essential Oil Processing PLC is a woman-led SME business working in the spice & herb sub-sector in Ethiopia. The business aims to increase its revenue with spices, essential oils and natural beauty care products through inclusive business development.
The 2SCALE partnership with Damascene is serving to develop the supply chain, scale-up the sourcing of the produce as well as diversifying Damascene’s products from body care to food products. Through complimentary services (such as linking the women farmers to value chain actors to help increase the quality and quantity of their output) from 2SCALE, the women farmers are able to boost their production as well as supply.
For instance, a PUM expert provided technical assistance on quality management at all stages of growing, processing and seedling multiplication. PUM is a volunteer organisation committed to the sustainable development of small and medium-size enterprises in developing countries and emerging markets.