O-Farms, a Kenyan agri-circularity accelerator, has selected ten startups for its second edition and will provide up to $24,000 in milestone-based funding to two peer-selected companies.
O-Farms was established in 2021 as Africa’s first agri-circularity-focused accelerator program, led by Bopinc and Village Capital, and carried out by E4Impact Accelerator. Its objective is to mainstream circularity as a strategy for bettering rural livelihoods and sustainability.
Our goal at E4Impact is to assist SMEs in improving their inventions, bolstering their business models, gaining access to funding, and establishing a founding community that will fight for better adoption of a circular economy as well as beneficial laws and policies. As we work to firmly establish Kenya as an agricultural powerhouse in Africa, we are anticipating the arrival of the second cohort of agri-circularity SMEs, according to David Cheboryot, director of the E4Impact Entrepreneurship Centers.
The startups that have been selected represent important sub-sectors of the agri-circularity industry, including biofuels, biodegradable packaging, animal feeds, fertilizer, and human food.
The selected startups are as follows:
Janabichi Agri Solutions.
Korogocho Market Traders.
Startups that are chosen will participate in a tailored circularity curriculum that will support them in defining their circular solutions, strengthening their business models, and gaining access to grants totaling up to $24,000.
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