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Papoli Farmers Association

Papoli Farmers’ Association (PFA) works together with smallholder farmers to raise turkey on pasture, grains and red worms, giving the farmers the vital inputs. PFA aggregates the birds, processes and sales to various outlets like supermarkets, butcheries and hotels. We focus on turkey as malnutrition continues to be a huge developmental challenge for Uganda and is one of the principal causes of...

Obamastove

Obamastove was founded in 2007 by an Ethopian refugee, who as a teenager was saved from the fighting and famine at home, fled to Kenya and then was brought to the United States.  Rather than remitting cash back to his family, as is the norm, he decided to set up a cookstove company, creating jobs and income for his whole community. Many years later, the company has grown beyond everyone’s...

Boka Feeds

Kenyan chickens consume over 900 thousand tons of feeds per year.  Total demand is estimated at 1.4 million tons, left unfilled due to lack of domestic production and high costs. This disparity is greater in the more rural part of Kenya.  In Kisii Country, demand is estimated at 80,000 tons, but only 14,000 tons are consumed. Boka Feeds has the potential to meet all of this demand, plus...

Paniel Meat Processing

“When talking about malnutrition [in Africa], it is estimated that [malnutrition] is the underlying cause of 35% to 40% children’s deaths” – The World Health Organization Malnutrition is not just a lack of calories, it is caused by a lack of protein and essential amino acids, both most easily supplied with meat. The problem isn’t a lack of nutritional knowledge, it is a lack of affordable...

Rogathe Dairy

Tanzania spends over $300 million USD importing 22 million liters of milk each year, despite the country having the 2nd most amount of cattle in Africa. Rogathe Dairy Farm Products processes and distributes 3,500 liters of raw milk daily (up from 350 liters thanks to the investment from the Fledge accelerator), collected directly from smallholder dairy farmers, fortified with vitamins and...

Kencoco

In Kenya, approximately 82% of the population cooks with biomass (wood and charcoal). Kencoco makes and sells charcoal briquettes from recycled agricultural coconut waste (coconut shells, husks) and charcoal fines left over from destructive charcoal trade. The charcoal briquettes are a viable low-cost alternative to environmentally damaging fuels such as firewood, kerosene and wood charcoal...

Agro Supply

Uganda is an agricultural economy, 89% of the citizens are smallholder farmers creating 69% of the GDP. Smallholder farmers spend a considerable share of their income on inputs, plus quite a lot of additional debt.  Limited capital and poor access to agricultural inputs clearly constrains farmer productivity Limited capital leave farmers’ income and livelihood at risk from drought, floods...

Cold Hubs

ColdHubs Ltd. designs, installs and operates 100% solar-powered walk-in cold rooms in outdoor markets and farm clusters. The “Hubs” are used by smallholder farmers, retailers and wholesalers to store and preserve fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable foods 24/7, extending their shelf life from 2 days to 21 days. Education: We educate farmers, retailers and wholesalers on best practices...

Birdpreneur

Nigeria needs 60 million metric tons of chickens per year but only 30 percent are produced in Nigeria, despite over 23 million smallholder Nigerian farmers. These farmers are not producing due to three factors: lack of capital, lack of knowledge, and lack of access to markets. Birdpreneur solves all these issues, funding farmers through crowdfunding, teaching farmers best practices, and...

Agromyx

Post harvest food losses and waste is a major problem in the food and agriculture industry in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that every year almost 50% of fruits and vegetables, 40% of roots and 20% of cereals are lost. This especially affects smallholder farmers and the food industry in general. It results in seasonal shortages and price hike African agriculture has long been a symbol of...

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