These are a few of the many enterprises that are seeking partnerships on the Connect to Grow Marketplace. The Connect team is working with these enterprises to find appropriate partners to help grow their business and impact. Join the marketplace today to explore partnership possibilities with these or other inclusive enterprises.
KEGGFARMS is a rural backyard poultry farm based model dealing with households involved with small scale backyard poultry. Their primary focus is the base of the pyramid population in rural India where bird keeping has traditionally been an activity for both self-consumption as well as micro entrepreneurship. Since 1990, Keggfarms have been dedicated to the development of a specific poultry stock, the ‘Kuroiler’. This dual purpose bird (egg layer and meat) provides a higher yield of approximately 3 to 4 times more than the non-descript variety – fetching higher financial gain and return to the rural household as well as enhanced nutrition for home consumption. Poultry farming has been found to be a significant tool for poverty alleviation, empowerment of rural women and increased nutrition levels of the rural household.
AGROMITE LIMITED, is a Ghanaian agribusiness firm specialising in commodity trading, food production, agricultural machinery and farm equipment sales and servicing for smallholder famers. They aim to transform smallholder agriculture from subsistence farming to sustainable profitable enterprises using the Value Chain Management approach. This involves the provision of appropriate technologies, farm management advice and tools, facilitating financing for smallholder farmer production, knowledge transfer and information management and linking smallholders to well –structured markets. Agromite focuses on fostering strong partnerships and promoting collaboration in order to overcome the challenges being faced by smallholder farmers to turn their operations to profitable enterprises – they believe in aggregation to reduce costs and maximise benefits.
GRAIN SOLUTIONS, an inclusive grain trading, aggregation and consolidated business based in Zimbabwe, offers solutions to rural farmers by enabling them access to input and output markets; access to financial services as well as training and education. The company has grain supply contracts with Zimbabwe’s premier blue chip processors and smart arrangements with smallholder farmers in remote rural communities. They are currently working with approximately 2,000 smallholder farmers in the middle and southern parts of Zimbabwe, offering them access to input and output markets. They are also delivering services through rural centres, called agri-hubs which can reach out to over 10,000 smallholder farmers. Grain Solutions plans to expand their focus to include agri-processing along the poultry value chain; this is in response to the need to add value to grains. This transition would not only increase margins and impact bottom lines, but it would also create and deliver shared value to the smallholder farmers who will be engaged through grain supply as well as poultry out-growers schemes; increasing household incomes and ensuring food and nutrition security for the rural communities they work with.
MAYOL MULTIPURPOSE CONCEPT is a Nigerian aquaculture company situated in the South Western town of Ijebu, located between Lagos and Ibadan. Their business revolves around aquaculture resources and produce, carefully selecting fingerling and juveniles from trusted sources to be raised into brood stock, which then serve as a reliable source of eggs to the hatchery. The hatchery subsequently serves as a steady source of fingerling and juveniles to the farm. The aquaculture sector in Nigeria is estimated to be growing at around 30% per annum with a lot of support from the government. The company focuses on bringing social impact by training fish farmers as well as setting up a buy-back scheme from other fish farmers – with a focus on women and youth. Through their work, they are also increasing the availability of fish as a valuable source of protein for people with low incomes.