Jean Baptiste SATCHIVI holds a Higher Degree in Economic Research and International Trade and a Master in Business and Development from Paris V University in 1987.
Upon returning to Benin, he founded the company CDPA that he has managed to grow by creating a modern poultry business AGRISATCH, which becomes the first broiler and chicken producer in Benin.
He was Vice-President of the “Patronat béninois”. In 2014, he was elected to become the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Benin. He is convinced of the crucial role the young generation plays in development and he encourages economic activism by traveling Benin to teach young people and motivate them to become drivers of development by creating their own company.
Jean Baptiste SATCHIVI received the rank of Commander from the National Order of Benin in 2011.
The CDPA International Group is strongly established on the agro-food market ; with its three components, CDPA, Agrisatch and SBB, the group is one of the leaders in the sector in Benin and the West-African sub-region.
CDPA was founded in 1988 as a family business for import and export of frozen poultry and fish. They became the largest fish importer and second largest poultry importer in Benin. With the aim of improving the value chain and reducing its dependency on import, the company decided to launch local productive activities, more precisely in farming poultry and eggs. They created a new subsidiary to this end, AGRISATCH.
BIO is financing the expansion of AGRISATCH’ capacity through a loan to the mother company, CDPA, together with the French development finance institution, PROPARCO. BIO provided a € 3 million senior loan to CDPA. The aim is to double the current production capacity of eggs and to develop the broiler activity. Moreover, AGRISATCH has started implementing the “out-growers scheme”, by which small local producers are supported. In practice, this means that the company provides chickens that are ready to lay eggs from European bread. These European chickens result more productive in egg laying than the African breads. This implies a lesser risk for the producer. He can then sell the eggs back to AGRISATCH, but that is not obligatory. The outgrowers scheme is in its initial stage, many small local producers are not yet able to finance the acquisition of these chickens.
AGRISATCH also sells chicken food to many producers that allows them to considerably improve the quality of the eggs. The company currently produces180.000 eggs a day, broilers and chickens for the local market and the countries in the sub-region.
Company website: www.agrisatch.com
The CDPA Group also launches another branch, SBB, a brewery producing the beer called “Obama Beer”, based on sorghum, a local raw material.
The CDPA Group and the two branches ensure today 500 direct jobs, not counting the sub contracts, with a turnover of 50 billion.