The Problem

Africa’s fresh food supply chain is highly inefficient and fragmented. Food has to pass through 4 to 5 people before it makes it to the table and most of the time it is of low quality due to mishandling.
Post-harvest losses are forcing smallholder farmers to sell their produce to middlemen at low prices and on bad days, they lose more than half their harvest.
The smallholder farmer puts in all the work but sees the least returns. This is why more than 70% of the poor population in Sub-Saharan Africa are smallholder farmers.
As a region, post-harvest losses take away 4 billion dollars from our economy and it contributes to 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions.
It was time we did something.

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