The Village Capital Agriculture Africa Accelerator Program has selected nine Agritech start-ups to participate in this year program. Out of the nine two will stand a chance to be winners of $50000 each. All nine selected Agritech Start-ups will leverage technology to solve Agriculture related issues across Africa.
The participants will participate in a three day workshop between October and December 2019 and the winners declare in December.
Village Capital launched its Africa Agriculture 2019 initiative alongside Ceniarth and small foundation. Village Capital is a venture capital firm which focus solely on investing in prime stage of start-ups. Meaning those who enjoy this invest are the ones who provide technologies and services for smallholder farmers in order to address food security. The nine Agritech start-ups selected for this program are:
- Volta Irrigation: this is an irrigation service provider in Rwandan.
- ReelFruit: this is a startup that process dried fruits in Nigeria.
- eMsika: this is an agro-inputs e-commerce startup in Zambia.
- Complete Farmer: this is an agri-investment platform in Ghana.
- Aywajieune: this is an online platform for fish products in Senegal.
- Raino Tech4Impact: this is another agritech that provides solar-powered solutions for preserving and hauling agro commodities across East Africa. It is based in Kenya.
- Capture: provides tech-enabled automated payment services for businesses in Kenya.
- Agro Supply: allows farmers to save money for seed and fertilizer, using their mobile phones in Uganda.
- Akellobanker: this enables farmers to purchase inputs on credit in Uganda.