Bonface Okute

We are a for profit social enterprise providing smallholder farmers in Western Kenya with inputs (improved seeds, fertilizers, appropriate pesticides) on credit, train them on Good Agricultural Practices and purchase their produce at harvest for resale to high value urban markets.

Company: Victoria Agribusiness Ltd
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Financial Services
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We are a for profit social enterprise providing smallholder farmers in Western Kenya with inputs (improved seeds, fertilizers, appropriate pesticides) on credit, train them on Good Agricultural Practices and purchase their produce at harvest for resale to high value urban markets.

Company: Victoria Agribusiness Ltd
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Financial Services
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Oluwatobiloba Ricketts

The Kitchen Space is a food hub built to accelerate food enterprise growth in Africa. We are creating inexpensive spaces and enabling environment for Food enterprise and food tech innovators to grow and thrive. We offer Food entrepreneurs licensed and affordable shared kitchen, business development support, market access, and a thriving culinary community to grow their food ventures. We discovered how hard it was for early stage food businesses to grow for lack of space, equipment ,and business support services. Our simple solution was developed on the sharing economy model to cater to the needs of the growing Food Entrepreneurs in Nigeria thereby creating an enabling environment that harnesses its biggest economic opportunities, whilst solving some of our crucial food problems.

Company: The Kitchen Space
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: Capacity Building
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The Kitchen Space is a food hub built to accelerate food enterprise growth in Africa. We are creating inexpensive spaces and enabling environment for Food enterprise and food tech innovators to grow and thrive. We offer Food entrepreneurs licensed and affordable shared kitchen, business development support, market access, and a thriving culinary community to grow their food ventures. We discovered how hard it was for early stage food businesses to grow for lack of space, equipment ,and business support services. Our simple solution was developed on the sharing economy model to cater to the needs of the growing Food Entrepreneurs in Nigeria thereby creating an enabling environment that harnesses its biggest economic opportunities, whilst solving some of our crucial food problems.

Company: The Kitchen Space
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: Capacity Building
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Abubakar Sambo

Rodo (zobo) is a drink mix, with all the ingredients in one place, allowing people to make up to 5 liters of delicious zobo. Rodo contains 100% natural ingredients, handpicked and carefully cleaned and supports women as the ingredients are sourced from local women farmers.

Company: Rodo
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: Retail
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Rodo (zobo) is a drink mix, with all the ingredients in one place, allowing people to make up to 5 liters of delicious zobo. Rodo contains 100% natural ingredients, handpicked and carefully cleaned and supports women as the ingredients are sourced from local women farmers.

Company: Rodo
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: Retail
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A social business that serves specialty coffee while partnering with smallholder farmers, youths in production and skill enhancement respectively

Company: Connect Coffee Company LTD
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Restaurants & Cafeterias
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Dayo Olunowo

AgriCapital Ventures Limited is committed to connecting global resources to opportunities outside its locality and confinement. We are a trusted partner to farmers while also helping agriprenuers in the entire agricultural value chain with needed solutions and advisory support.

Company: AgriCapital Ventures Limited
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: On-Farm Production, Financial Services
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AgriCapital Ventures Limited is committed to connecting global resources to opportunities outside its locality and confinement. We are a trusted partner to farmers while also helping agriprenuers in the entire agricultural value chain with needed solutions and advisory support.

Company: AgriCapital Ventures Limited
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: On-Farm Production, Financial Services
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Widim Pump

Irrigated agriculture is a lever of our economy. Electric pumps and irrigation are pillars of agricultural activities. WIDIM PUMP connects the farmer to their pump wherever they are through the simple use of SMS (mobile phones). Now farmers are able to irrigate their fields from any location, easily and effectively

Name of Innovator: Nano Air
Website: http://nanoairtech.com/#/home 
Country: Senegal
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Irrigated agriculture is a lever of our economy. Electric pumps and irrigation are pillars of agricultural activities. WIDIM PUMP connects the farmer to their pump wherever they are through the simple use of SMS (mobile phones). Now farmers are able to irrigate their fields from any location, easily and effectively

Name of Innovator: Nano Air
Website: http://nanoairtech.com/#/home 
Country: Senegal
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Samira Messane & Feteh Asart

The restaurant is more than just serving customers with the finest foods and drinks. Three ladies, Samira Messner, Founder, Masresha Ayele and Fetih Asrat as the Co-Founders, birthed Temsalet Kitchen to life with the drive to change the norms and empowering women in need of a hand to pull them up on a stepping stone to a ground where they could settle, so one day they too can lend a hand. The three ladies brought all they had to the table to build a firm foundation for a greater purpose. Though it was founded by the three ladies, later on, the circle was stretched out as more people including volunteers started contributing to the bigger purpose. Currently, it’s powered by a group of women with different backgrounds.

Company: Temsalet kitchen
Country: Ethiopia
Value Chain: Restaurants & Cafeterias
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The restaurant is more than just serving customers with the finest foods and drinks. Three ladies, Samira Messner, Founder, Masresha Ayele and Fetih Asrat as the Co-Founders, birthed Temsalet Kitchen to life with the drive to change the norms and empowering women in need of a hand to pull them up on a stepping stone to a ground where they could settle, so one day they too can lend a hand. The three ladies brought all they had to the table to build a firm foundation for a greater purpose. Though it was founded by the three ladies, later on, the circle was stretched out as more people including volunteers started contributing to the bigger purpose. Currently, it’s powered by a group of women with different backgrounds.

Company: Temsalet kitchen
Country: Ethiopia
Value Chain: Restaurants & Cafeterias
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Jinukun

Junukun produces parboiled long grain rice grown in Benin since 2017. TIWA Rice is a local rice produced in Benin and further refined through the parboiling process developed more than 50 years ago.

Company: Jinukun
Country: Benin
Value Chain: On-Farm Production

Website: https://jinukun.com/

Junukun produces parboiled long grain rice grown in Benin since 2017. TIWA Rice is a local rice produced in Benin and further refined through the parboiling process developed more than 50 years ago.

Company: Jinukun
Country: Benin
Value Chain: On-Farm Production

Website: https://jinukun.com/

Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo

Augustsecrets Nigeria is a child nutrition company nourishing young children through the production of natural African cereals, recipe books and collections and parental support.
Augustsecrets food products can be found in more than 150 stores within Nigeria and African countries.

Company: Augustsecrets Nigeria
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: Processing, Retail
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Augustsecrets Nigeria is a child nutrition company nourishing young children through the production of natural African cereals, recipe books and collections and parental support.
Augustsecrets food products can be found in more than 150 stores within Nigeria and African countries.

Company: Augustsecrets Nigeria
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: Processing, Retail
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Illuminum greenhouse is an Agri-Tech greenhouse and drip installation company in Kenya working with smallholder farmers to improve production and increase efficiency through the use of new modern technologies.

Name of Innovator: Taita Ngetich
Website: https://illuminumgreenhouses.com
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Flying Knapsack System

FiKapSy is a simple design tool which uses aerial spraying using unmanned aircrafts for precision dispersal of crop stimulants and protectants.

Name of Innovator: Ndubisi Arinze Eze
Website: https://vc4a.com/ventures/amintegrated-aerial-nigeria
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

FiKapSy is a simple design tool which uses aerial spraying using unmanned aircrafts for precision dispersal of crop stimulants and protectants.

Name of Innovator: Ndubisi Arinze Eze
Website: https://vc4a.com/ventures/amintegrated-aerial-nigeria
Country: Nigeria
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Online Agri-Advisory Services

Apollo agriculture uses agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile phones to deliver financing, farm products, and customized advice to smallholder farmers with radical efficiency and scalability. Apollo assesses farmer credit risk and customizes each product to a farmer’s specific location using satellite data, soil data, farmer behavior data and crop yield models.

Name of Innovator: Eli Pollak
Website: https://apolloagriculture.com
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Extension Services

Apollo agriculture uses agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile phones to deliver financing, farm products, and customized advice to smallholder farmers with radical efficiency and scalability. Apollo assesses farmer credit risk and customizes each product to a farmer’s specific location using satellite data, soil data, farmer behavior data and crop yield models.

Name of Innovator: Eli Pollak
Website: https://apolloagriculture.com
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Extension Services