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East Africa Fruits

More than 48% of the produce grown is wasted in Tanzania, amounting to over 4.7 million tons of food that would have otherwise been income to farmers. This is due to post-harvest losses suffered by smallholder farmers resulting from poor farming, transport and storage mechanisms. Much of this is due to farmers’ lack of access to markets, which makes them rely on middlemen. Usually it takes two to...

Chicken Basket

Western Kenya consumes 400,000 chickens every day, but only 20% is locally produced. The rest are produced elsewhere in Kenya or imported from Uganda. Chicken Basket works directly with smallholder poultry farmers through aggregation, processing and distribution of chickens into the local market. We train farmers on sustainable and commercialization of poultry farming, the vetenary officer must...

Swahili Honey

More than 70% of Tanzanians live in rural areas and they depend on agriculture to survive. The drying climate, unstable market prices for their produce, and lack of access to local and global markets are the main three challenges keeping these farmers in the cycle of poverty. Swahili Honey is a sustainable beekeeping and honey production brand that aggregates and sells high quality honey produced...

Kalahari Honey

Kalahari Honey a honey aggregator, packager, and distributor from Botswana that produces honey and honey wine for both local and export market. Botswana is home to the world’s largest elephant population. 70% of the country is a desert, and 80% of the population practices some form of agriculture leaving only 30% of land habitable the conflict between human and wildlife is inevitable. Every year...

Golden Cat

There are only two ways in which a nation that fed 8.9 million in 1962 at independence can feed 12+ million now and 20+ million by 2050.  Either by clearing more forest or improving productivity. Rwanda so far has done more clearing than improving on productivity. Golden Cat exists to improve productivity through improved irrigation, use of fertilizer, technology and innovation, all using a...

Geossy

Geossy is a commercial aquaculture farm based in Tororo District, Eastern region of Uganda Geossy produces tilapia for sale to local and regional markets as well as fish feeds and fingerlings for its own fish farm and for sale to other fish farms in Eastern Uganda. Geossy currently owns a 19 acre hatchery, a 50-year commercial fish license to farm in Lake Victoria, Majanji District, and two feed...

Green Charcoal Uganda

90% of Ugandan energy comes from biomass fuel with only 1% from electricity.  Charcoal production in Uganda is estimated at 0.85 million tons per year.  This high consumption can no longer be sustainable, requiring cutting down of 75 million trees annually. Green Charcoal Uganda manufactures carbonized and non-carbonized briquettes from palm kernel husks, rice husks, coffee husks, and...

TILAA

Agriculture is the biggest business in rural Ghana and in the northern half of the country, the challenges of that work are increasing as the drying climate extends the Sahara Desert further and further south into Ghana. Tilaa is a sustainable beekeeping and honey production company that aggregates and sells high quality honey, beeswax, other bees products.as well as cashew nuts and animal feed...

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...

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...

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