About us

Our Origins

Siny Samba, a food processing engineering graduate from Institut Agro, France, seamlessly blends her passions for cooking and supporting children in Senegal. Motivated by a commitment to contribute to her country’s development, she returned to Senegal and founded “Le Lionceau”, a social enterprise producing nutritious, locally sourced baby food. With her partner Rémi Filastò, also an agri-food engineer, they aim to build a  more sustainable and inclusive food value chains through collaborations with smallholder farmers, women’s groups and local communities.

Our Company

Le Lionceau is a Senegalese social enterprise that processes, produces and distributes from farm to forch locally sourced baby food products formulated from African indigenous crops. Our diverse range of products, including baby purees, infant flour and biscuits, prioritizes the nutritional needs of babies while championing African indigenous flavors. Through workshops, we empower communities with nutritional education and promote local consumption, fostering economic development. Our mission extends to reducing food waste, strengthening the local food value chain, and nurturing healthier children. Le Lionceau is committed to both quality and local origin, contributing to sustainable practices and empowering women in Senegal.

Our Mission

To improve African Babies’ nutritional status, while strengthening the local food value chains and raising awareness on the importance of nutrition during the first 1,000 days.

Our Vision

Babies in Sub-Saharan Africa achieve good nutrition by consuming locally sourced and produced food

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