O-Farms Program Launch

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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, the O-Farms accelerator program will be run by E4Impact, a non-profit enterprise support organization established in 2015 and committed to delivering positive changes in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Kenya and beyond. Through it’s dedicated circular agribusiness business training program, the  accelerator will support entrepreneurs at different stages to successfully grow and scale their enterprises.

The O-Farms accelerator program is now seeking applications from circular agribusinesses that meet the criteria as described below. The successful enterprises will join a 6-month acceleration program that will officially run between October 2021 to March 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

To be part of the Program, the circular agribusinesses MUST:   

  • Be an actor in the agricultural sector 
  • Have an innovative or disruptive solution / business model that reduces food losses, or valorises the by-products generated in food production or processing, back into the food system for human food or  animal feed, or into biodegradable packaging materials for the food industry, or into compost/organic fertilizers or into bio-energy.
  • Be a growth stage enterprise with an existing customer base (post revenue)
  • Be a Kenyan registered enterprise with at least one of the founding team members being Kenyan.

The deadline for applications for the 1st Cohort  is 10th October 2021 at 12:00 Midnight EAT. 

Download the O-Farms Presentation >> O-Farms_ Info Session

Watch the recording for the Info Session hosted on Monday, 27th September 2021 >> click here

To learn more about the O-Farms Program and access the online application form, click here:  https://e4iaccelerator.org/o-farms-accelerator-program 

All applications should be submitted via the E4Impact application platform.

Incase of any enquiries,  contact Mercy Kimalat at email: accelerator.kenya@e4impact.org Phone: (+254) 712 526 952

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