Africa Eats


Despite over ¾ of Africans being farmers or children of farmers, not every African is able to eat three meals per day. Most of that is due to post-harvest losses, with up to ⅓ of the grain and almost ½ of all the fruit and vegetables grown never making it to a plate to eat.

Because of the post-harvest losses, Africa spends tens of billions of dollars per year importing food. Ending this downward spiral of mounting debt ends when Africa is a net exporter of food.

There is far too much friction in funding the existing, homegrown, for-profit solutions to hunger and poverty too often ignored by financial institutions. Not just initial funding, but growth-stage funding and critical financial services.

A solution for all these issues is Africa Eats, a holding company with a diverse set of African food/ag companies supporting hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers, feeding millions of Africans.


Africa Eats does not try solving this problem from scratch, but instead begins with two dozen fledglings (graduates) of Fledge, the global network of conscious company accelerators. Dozens of young, for-profit, growing companies chosen from thousands as most likely to succeed, with impact embedded in their product or service, and who have all received two months of intense training, capital, and follow-on support. Companies which in 2022 earned over $24 million in aggregate revenues and which worked directly with over 100,000 smallholder farmers.

See how it works in more detail and contact us if you are interested in owning a piece of this fast-growing portfolio or if you can help us grow these companies even faster.

Latest stories

Innovating Investment in Africa


Gertrude Matche of Diversity Connector talked with Luni Libes, Africa Eats’ co-founder/CEO about the challenges of solving hunger and poverty in Africa, and the path Africa Eats has taken to impact those pressing issues… as a for-profit investor.

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Business unusual: business and investment pioneers


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Visiting Goldenpot


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Visiting Swahili Honey


Swahili Honey aggregates honey and beeswax from across Tanzania, selling bottled honey in Tanzania and Kenya, and exporting bulk honey and beeswax globally. Last month we visited the factory in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Visiting Rogathe Dairy


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$36+ million of annual revenues


A year ago we touted $24 million in aggregate annual revenues from the bizi for calendar year 2022, up more than three-fold from 2019. For 2023, that total exceeded $36 million, which is more than 5x in four years, and up 60x over the last decade. The bigger growth stories in 2023 were: TRUK Rwanda, which tripled in 2023 to $6.4 million in annual revenues, up from zero four years earlier as the...

The 2024 Gathering

Africa Eats bizi 2023

It’s almost time for Africa Eats’ annual “Gathering”, where all of the bizi founders fly to Nairobi for two days of facilitated discussions including a deep dive into building the missing business infrastructure for African SMEs, including a plan to unlock the capital markets. This event is unlike any other we know of. It is the day after Sankalp, but far more interactive...

Where is the line between small SME and medium SME and too big to be SME?


There is no global authority that defines SME, but the EU sets a definition for the EU. The boundaries between “micro“, small, and medium are a mix of employee headcount with either revenues or balance sheet.

Africa Eats specializes in turning micro enterprises into small and then medium-sized enterprises. See Fast-growing SMEs for examples of seven success stories.

Fast-growing SMEs


If you have to summarize Africa Eats into just seven words… Africa Eats helps quickly scale up SMEs. Give us more words and we’ll talk about investing in the food/ag supply chain, filling in the gaps of business infrastructure, and our progress ending hunger and poverty. But we do all that by helping SMEs scale up from tiny to millions in annual revenues. Below are seven examples of...

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