Village Capital has named nine startups from across the continent that will feature in the Agriculture Africa Accelerator program which is run in partnership with Small Foundation and Ceniarth.
Ceniarth will offer two winning startups US$50,000 each in funding.
Village Capital, which invited applications for the program from agritech startups earlier in June, said the Agriculture Africa 2019 is focused on solutions that improve outcomes for small farmers and address food security issues.
The nine startups selected from 7 African countries by Village Capital for the Agriculture Africa Accelerator Progam are:
1.) Akellobanker which enables farmers to purchase inputs on credit
2.) Agro Supply, a mobile layaway product
3.) Capture, a workflow streamlining solution
4.) Raino Tech4Impact, a data platform
5.) Aywajieune, an online platform for fish products.
6.) Complete Farmer, an agri-investment platform
7.) eMsika, an inputs e-commerce startup
8.) ReelFruit, a dried fruit processing company
9.) Volta Irrigation: an irrigation services firm.
Adedana Ashebir, regional manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at Village Capital said: “We’re really excited about this agriculture cohort, which includes some incredible diverse solutions from across Sub-Saharan Africa.
“We kept our call quite broad, from hardware to vertical farming, and I’m glad we were able to comb through a strong semi-finalist batch to the land where we are today.
“I’m also thrilled to expand our support of Ugandan and southern African ventures with this group.”