Africa Eats began with a portfolio of 27 companies, all of which graduated from one of the Fledge accelerator programs, somewhere in the world, all (but one) working to build the food/ag supply chain in Africa.
To that have been added some new companies, all created by the existing entrepreneurs, plus one new joint ventures between two of our companies.
All are founded and managed by homegrown entrepreneurs, with all (but one) working in the country of their birth.
Food & Agriculture
Agro Supply sells farm inputs to Ugandan farmers with a unique “investing in agriculture meets lay-a-way” business model, ensuring farmers can afford to plant the next season’s crop. UGANDA
Agromyx eliminates post-harvest losses by turning fruits, vegetables, and grains into powder, turning perishable foods into shelf stable healthy products. GHANA
Amuria Honey produces honey, beeswax, and bee venom in the Amuria District. UGANDA
Birdpreneur allows middle-class Nigerians (and foreigners) to invest in poultry production, sharing profits with rural smallholder farmers. NIGERIA
Boka Feeds manufactures and sells animal feeds for smallholder farmers in the mountainous region of Kisii, Kenya. Run by a group of five women, operating five companies in total. KENYA
Chicken Basket is a two-stop-shop for poultry farmers in Western Kenya, providing chicks, feed, medicines and a market for their chickens, and a network of poultry butcher shops and restaurants for consumers in and around Kisumu. KENYA
East Africa Fruit is the largest fruit and vegetable aggregator in Tanzania, working with thousands of smallholder farmers, selling to thousands of formal and informal retailers. TANZANIA
Geossy is rebuilding the fish industry in Uganda through fish farming after the Lake Victoria fishery was decimated. Bootstrapped and profitable, with an opportunity to grow 1,000x in scale. UGANDA
Golden Cat is an aggregator, processor, and exporter of beans and peppers from Rwanda. The company buys all A-1 produce from smallholder farmers, leaves the rest for them to sell domestically. RWANDA
Goldenpot is a one-stop-shop for rural women farmers in Tanzania, selling inputs, aggregating outputs, plus processing and distribution. TANZANIA
Green Charcoal Uganda turns palm kernel husks, coffee husks and other ag waste into briquettes to replace charcoal and firewood in Uganda. UGANDA
Honey Products Malawi sells beekeeping equipment and aggregates honey from smallholder farmers. Working with 100 farmers. MALAWI
Kalahari Honey helps protect the wildlife, using bees to keep elephants off the farms while aggregating and distributing their honey. Exporting across Southern Africa. BOTSWANA
Kencoco manufactures charcoal briquettes from waste coconut husks, replacing firewood as cooking fuel. KENYA
Livestock Bank gives animals, feed, and vet care to farmers in exchange for their labor. Thousands of animals on hundreds of farms. RWANDA
Obamastove is the only at-scale artisanal cookstove manufacturer in the world, profitably built and sold over 400,000 stoves in Ethiopia, with exports into neighboring countries. ETHIOPIA
OBRI Tanzania produces and distributes sunflower cooking oil in Tanzania, working with hundreds of women farmers, offsetting millions of dollars in imports. TANZANIA
Oreeggs is tackling protein malnutrition in Eastern Uganda, with the lowest priced form of animal protein, chicken eggs, and with fertilized, day-old eggs for local farmers. UGANDA
Paniel Meat Processing produces sausage and other meat products in Rwanda, aiming to provide affordable protein to everyone in the country and region. RWANDA
Papoli Farmers Association is a community company of smallholder farmers collectively growing and distributing turkeys. UGANDA
Rogathe Dairy is the largest producer of fortified milk in Tanzania, aggregating from farmers, selling to schools and hospitals.
Swahili Honey teaches smallholder farmers how to be beekeepers, sells hives, aggregates and distributes honey in Tanzania and into Kenya. TANZANIA
Tilaa aggregates and sells honey in Northern Ghana and has planted tens of thousands of cashew trees to feed the bees and double revenues. GHANA
Zamgoat buys goats from smallholder farmers, slaughters and sells goat meat and sausages to middle class Zambians in Lusaka. ZAMBIA
Ziweto Enterprise operates wholesale and retail agrovet shops, selling animal medicines and veterinarian services in Malawi.
Built Accounting performs accounting services for small and medium size African business. Built forms the first holdco synergy of world-class, centralized financial management.