Tag: agriculture

Nokia and Kenya Fund Mobile Start-ups

[This post originally appeared on HumanIPO, a leading African news and technology site.] Finnish mobile phone-maker Nokia has partnered with the government of Kenya through the Kenya ICT Board to work towards ensuring tech startups specialising in agricultural, health and…

GADCO Announces Investment from AATIF Fund

Editor’s note: our investee company, GADCO, shared this good news with us recently.  We wanted to share the announcement with our community and congratulate them on this new funding from AATIF.
Global Agri-Development Company (GADCO), the FMCG agri-food company operating in sub-Saharan Africa, is pleased to announce an investment from AATIF (Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment[…..]

Investments in Agriculture Mark World Food Day

Editor’s note: World Food Day, a global movement to end hunger, took place on October 16.
As we commemorate World Food Day 2012 it is crucial to explore the issues surrounding food security in a local and global context.  In much of the world populations are expanding dramatically with demand for food increasing in-step. Food security[…..]

Virtual City Automates Agricultural Supply Chains in East Africa

A low-cost version of the mobile data management service Agrimanagr will automate agricultural processing supply chains and help professionalize smallholder farmers

Nairobi, Kenya, June 5, 2012 – Acumen Fund, a pioneering nonprofit global venture firm addressing poverty across Africa and in South Asia, today announced a $1.5 million convertible debt investment in Virtual City,[…..]

BASIX Krishi Increases Agricultural Productivity Of Smallholder Farmers in India


Innovative model offers affordable extension services for crops and livestock to smallholder farmers through a wide network of trained personnel.
Mumbai, India, May 11, 2012 – Acumen Fund, a pioneering nonprofit global venture firm addressing poverty in South Asia and across Africa, today announced an equity investment of INR 9 crores (~$2M) in BASIX Krishi Samruddhi[…..]