Village Capital Agriculture Africa 2019 program has announced startups that paricipated in this year’s program which was focused on solutions that improve outcomes for small farmers and address food security issues.
The Village Capital Agriculture Africa 2019 program was held in partnership with Small Foundation and Ceniarth. Ceniarth committed $100K to the top two peer-selected ventures.
“At Village Capital, we believe agriculture entrepreneurs can address these gaps. Entrepreneurs have the potential to raise productivity for small farmers, increase food security, improve and secure the value chain, and strengthen links to markets, all while generating job growth and local economic development,” said the firm.
The startups include:
Uganda’s Akellobanker enables farmers to access, order for and share farm extension workers, inputs, tools and equipment on credit, from verified service providers. It uses data and mobile tech to give financial access to millions of low-income earners in Uganda.
Agro Supply is a Ugandan platform with a mobile layaway product allowing farmers to leverage savings, rather than credit, for investing in their farm productivity
AYWAJIE, is an online platform for fish products. It allows fishermen to sell their products easily to consumers, restaurants and hotels which benefit from an easier access to the market and competitive prices
UNE is an online platform for fish products. It allows fishermen to sell their products easily to consumers, restaurants and hotels which benefit from an easier access to the market and competitive prices.
CAPTURE Solutions™ provides unique B2B ICT applications to companies and organizations that need to re-organize and streamline their working processes
Complete Farmer a Ghanian digital agriculture platform that makes it easy for industries to source quality food raw materials and convenient for anyone anywhere to own a farm
eMsika helps farmers find, buy, and receive farm inputs and advisory services from the comfort of their farms
Raino Tech4Impact– a Kenyan platform promoting sustainable agriculture by leveraging on technology, data and innovative business models
ReelFruit is a Nigerian dried fruit processing firm retailing a range of six unique dried fruit and nut snacks to a wide variety of customers including over 250 supermarkets nationwide, airlines, hotels, schools and on Amazon.com
Volta Irrigation is an environmentally restorative social enterprise that aims to unlock the productivity potential for smallholder farmers through the provision of affordable and accessible irrigation services.