Covid-19

Entrepreneurs Experience
Webinars
Publications
Resources and Opportunities
COVID-19 and Agri-food Businesses in Africa
Issue 7
Hydroponic Farms, Uganda – Automating Clients’ Farms

Hydroponic Farms is a home-grown climate-smart urban farming social enterprise that primarily designs, manufactures, and distributes hydroponic farms in Uganda. Their mission to empower urban communities to grow their own food and increase agricultural...

Loshes Chocolate, Nigeria – Bridging the Gap in the Confectionary Industry

Loshes Chocolate is a bean-to-bar Chocolatier operating in Lagos, Nigeria, that delivers handcrafted chocolate from a single source of cocoa bean to finished products, made without additives or preservatives. The inevitable limited access to market...

Sollissy Food & Beverages, Nigeria – Prioritizing Customer Engagement

SOLLISSY is a private company that has been in existence for over a decade with experience in mass production and sales of bread, supermarket, training, consultation, importation exportation, as well as a major distributor for food-producing comp...

Tell us your COVID-19 Experience

Share Your Covid-19 Experience
Share Your Covid-19 Experience
Entrepreneurs Covid-19 Experience
Aja Onyebuchi Frank
MOFAJ AGRO SERVICES
Nigeria

The outbreak of the pandemic which has resulted in countries locking down economic activities. In Nigeria, this has had a negative effect on our business. The cost of raw materials (fresh catfish) has skyrocketed while the income flow rate has significantly dropped due to closure of major market segments of the business.

Peter Francombe
ROYAL SEED LIMITED
Kenya

During this Covid-19 period I have had to think outside the box on how to manage the business and our people. A realization is that a lot more can be done remotely through phone, internet, social media. Meetings can be done on the internet saving money and time in travelling.

Fatoyinbo David
AGRIMALL
Nigeria

The outbreak of the pandemic has only given us encouragement that there is a greater light during these times. We have been able to connect with more businesses within the agricultural sector and we have done so through the sole power of technology and its tools available to us. This is the opportunity to become truly digital, we have to build this and the time is now. At my Company, this is what we breathe in day and night and we keep innovating ways to allow businesses connect to knowledge and

Alushe Hitula
AMLIH
Namibia

Being an agribusiness consulting and development firm, we experienced a significant increase in queries and requests for post-COVID-19 strategies – particularly when various foodstuff started running low in the country.

Webinars
Resources and Opportunities
COVID-19 Impacts on Agri-Input Systems in East and Southern Africa
Feed the Future
South Africa Agribusiness SMEs

article
Login to favorite

Following its examination of COVID-19 and the New Risks to Food Security and Nutrition, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project looked into how challenges in the enabling environment from the COVID-19 crisis have impacted food systems in developing countr...

Read
In the Face of COVID-19, We Must Invest in More Resilient Food Systems in Africa
Feed the Future
All Countries Agribusiness SMEs

article
Login to favorite

In Zambia, a farmer is asking herself how she will buy fertilizer as the price of imported goods skyrockets. The managers of a Tanzanian flour mill are fretting about how to keep production lines in operation when they can’t source replacement parts from countries under lockdown. Outside Nairobi, the owner of a small corner shop is wondering how to maintain sales when her customers have l...

Read
A Year Like No Other: Stories of Resilience and Innovation from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation
Feed the Future
All Countries Agribusiness SMEs

article
Login to favorite

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in early 2020, Feed the Future tapped into its global network of agribusiness partners to learn first-hand how they were responding in five critical business operation areas: production, sales, liquidity and financing, workforce, and decision-making. Their responses, captured in our Read

How Three African Agribusinesses are Responding to COVID-19 in Real-Time
Feed the Future
All Countries Agribusiness SMEs

article
Login to favorite

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted both the importance and fragility of global supply chains. From nasal testing swabs to medications, and bicycles to toilet paper, shutdowns and border controls have made it clear that businesses need to thoroughly understand where their products are sourced and how to deploy their inventories most effectively.

Read