Monitofarm- Crowdfunding for Seed Capital

Innovation SL, as an Entrepreneurship Support Organization, is launching this Crowdfunding platform-MonitoFarm to meet the seed capital needs of young Agripreneurs in Sierra Leone. Given our work in building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem; in incubating and accelerating Start-ups and Scale-Ups, we see the lack of seed capital as a critical missing piece of the start up … Read moreMonitofarm- Crowdfunding for Seed Capital

Urban consumer preferences for nutrient fortified snacks in Zambia

Abstract This paper uses a choice experiment with 661 respondents in two large cities in Zambia to evaluate urban consumers’ preferences for nutrient‐fortified wheat cookies. Our results indicate that both nutrient fortification and marketing messaging tied to taste, health and energy are important attributes for discretionary food selection among urban consumers in Zambia. Using a … Read moreUrban consumer preferences for nutrient fortified snacks in Zambia

Agtech startup iFarm bags $4M to help vertical farms grow more tasty stuff

Vertical farming technology provider iFarm has bagged a $4 million seed round, led by Gagarin Capital, an earlier investor in the startup. Other investors in the round include Matrix Capital, Impulse VC, IMI.VC and several business angels. The Finnish startup is focused on providing software that enables others to carry out vertical farming — targeting … Read moreAgtech startup iFarm bags $4M to help vertical farms grow more tasty stuff

The 5 Ws of an Agribusiness Investment Forum… in Sierra Leone

What is this? An investment forum that will bring together investors, entrepreneurs, and other diasporas with key roles to play in supporting enterprise development in Sierra Leone to connect, interact, and problem-solve to enhance prospects for development of agribusiness enterprises that can contribute to inclusive growth in Sierra Leone.  A unique group that features our … Read moreThe 5 Ws of an Agribusiness Investment Forum… in Sierra Leone