Commitment to feed Africa

Commitment to feed Africa

Our business model focuses on exporting food cross-border within sub-Saharan Africa to meet the growing demand of a continent in which market inefficiencies and poor infrastructure have resulted in high food prices. Political boundaries often cut across natural market sheds. For example, surplus maize production from Uganda serves deficit markets in Kenya whereas maize deficit zones in South Sudan source their supplies from across the border in Northern Uganda. Our strategy is to fill critical gaps in the supply chain by accessing markets across the region: for example, setting up border grading, storage and processing facilities in a surplus production zone on the border of a complementary deficit zone; establishing seed and input supply chain improvements in strategic surplus areas; and locating a fertiliser blending plant halfway between the demand markets and the point of disembarkation for imported raw materials.