Kenya loses at least Sh72 billion in food waste and post-harvest losses at different stages of the value chain (FAO and USAID Report, 2020). By 2050, it’s estimated that the Earth’s population will be 9B hence the urgency to find a sustainable solution to feed the growing population without depleting the earth’s resources.
Agri-circularity creates a more sustainable food system that drives innovation through developing innovative business models that reduce agricultural losses thereby creating new economic opportunities and jobs in the region. In this regard, Kenya is able to sustainably feed its growing population, without depleting the natural resources.
O-Farms is the first African SME accelerator completely focused on circular agribusiness. It is an initiative supported by the IKEA Foundation to help scale circular agribusiness innovations in East Africa.
O-Farms, led by Bopinc and Village Capital, is focused on accelerating the next generation of innovative circular agribusinesses in Ethiopia and Kenya. In doing so, O-Farms will build innovation support infrastructure that enables circular agribusiness to grow and develop.
In Kenya, E4Impact Accelerator will implement the O Farm’s Agri-circularity Accelerator Program targeted to SMEs within the agribusiness circular economy that aims to support the SMEs to refine their innovations, strengthen their business models, access financing opportunities and create a founding community advocating for better adoption of a circular economy and supportive policies & legislation.
E4Impact’s Agri-circularity Accelerator Program implemented with the support of Village Capital and BopInc is a 6-month program targeted to SMEs within the agribusiness circular economy. The program aims to support the SMEs to refine their innovations, strengthen their business models, access financing opportunities and create a founding community advocating for better adoption of a circular economy and supportive policies & legislation.
The O-Farms accelerator program seeks circular agribusiness in Kenya that meet the criteria as described below to apply for the program that officially runs between October 2021 and March 2022
Grow and scale your business with the support of Agri-circularity Accelerator Program Accelerator by accessing the following services:
Click the link below to fill in the application form in apply for the O-Farms Accelerator Program.
If you are entrepreneur tackling the food waste/loss challenge in any of the following areas and with the potential to scale (in order of preference)
Are you not sure whether you have an innovation that fits the bill? Here are some examples of circular agribusiness ideas that O-Farms might support.
The period for applying to the program will be open for 30 days running from: 3rd September 2021-3rd October (close)
Any queries? Please send an email to email@example.com
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Published by e4iaccelerator 2021