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Spotlight on food and farming social enterprises in Africa

Check out these Good Market approved social enterprises and responsible businesses that focus on sustainable food and agriculture in Africa. ❤️  Know an initiative that should be included? Get in touch or encourage them to apply.

Baby Grubz

Lagos, Nigeria

Baby Grubz aims to improve the nutritional status of babies across West Africa by offering all natural cereals, snacks, meals, and supplements for children from 6 months to 5 years old. They sustainably source local grains, vegetables …

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Bee Loved Honey

Taung, South Africa

Bee Loved Honey supplies pure African honey that empowers people in disadvantaged rural communities, stimulates local economies, and restores honey bee populations. South Africa currently imports more than 4,000 tons of honey from …

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Centre for No-Till Agriculture

Nkawie-Toase, Ghana

Centre for No-Till Agriculture (CNTA) demonstrates and promotes the positive impact of conservation agriculture practices. In conservation agriculture, cover crops and mulch conserve moisture, prevent erosion, and develop living soil systems that …

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Durian

Ilado, Nigeria

Durian empowers women in rural communities to become self-sufficient by providing them with the knowledge and skills to transform local waste materials into livelihood opportunities. At the Durian Craft Village in Imafon, women learn to

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Ecological Balance Cameroon

Buea, Cameroon

Ecological Balance Cameroon empowers local communities to undertake actions that ensure the long-term sustainability of their adjacent ecosystems. Their forest rewilding program involves planting and maintaining native forests to  …

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Esoko

Accra, Ghana

Esoko is a pioneering technology social enterprise that drives economic empowerment to rural Africans through digital and financial inclusion. They started by providing market prices to smallholder farmers over SMS in 2008. They now offer mobile …

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Farmer Tantoh's Eco Village

Bamenda, Cameroon

Farmer Tantoh’s Eco Village is an initiative to protect the environment, build communities, and change lives in Cameroon. They focus on organic gardening, sustainable landscaping, protecting watersheds, and improving access to clean water …

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Ferme Hallier

Dakar, Senegal

Ferme Hallier produces fair trade, organic food on their 33-hectare farm in Senegal and contributes to the development of the village of Sipane and the Serer people in the Diobass valley. They cultivate organic fruits and vegetables using animal

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Foodcare

Luanda, Angola

Foodcare promotes food security in Angola by adding value to local food products and supporting small-scale farmers, transporters, distributors, and retailers. Their Mavu product range includes muteta pumpkin seeds, peanut butter, yam

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Growing Gold Farms

Adawso, Ghana

Growing Gold is a family farm in Ghana that is committed to creating sustainable agriculture and food experiences. They use agroecological techniques to maintain biodiversity, develop the soil, conserve water, and produce fruit, vegetables, herbs, …

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GSmiles-Agri

Lomé, Togo

GSmiles-Agri is a mobile app that supports organic farming and helps small-scale farmers, cooperatives, and agribusinesses collect and manage field data for improved monitoring, decision making, and traceability. Farmers are …

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Indigi Foods

Lagos, Nigeria

Indigi Foods aims to open new markets for farmers, strengthen rural economies, curb hunger and malnutrition, and mitigate climate change by increasing the acceptance and consumption of underutilized indigenous African grains. Their …

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KnK Peppers

Kadimu, Kenya

KnK Peppers specializes in value-added chili products that create livelihood opportunities for people in Kenya. They are developing a chili pepper center of excellence at Utonga Pepper Estate, their nucleus farm next to Lake Victoria. KnK …

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Local Village Foods

Midrand, South Africa

Local Village Foods supplies equitably sourced and sustainably grown African ingredients including ancient grains, superfoods, gluten-free flours, pastas, legumes, and snacks. They aim to be part of a healthier food system, a living value …

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Mama Buci

Zambia and United Kingdom

Mama Buci specializes in ethically and sustainably harvested raw forest honey from wild African bees and provides training and livelihood opportunities for more than 7,000 families in the Miombo forests of central Zambia. They developed a tree …

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Mama's Creation Foods

Germiston, South Africa

Mama’s Creation Foods offers African functional food products that are crafted from natural ingredients ethically and sustainably sourced from African women producers. Their Amaranth Daily Greens Blend and Baobab Balance & Beauty 

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Nia OT

Kumasi, Ghana

Nia OT is focused on developing regenerative agroforestry initiatives to support food security, environmental sustainability, rural livelihoods, and community development. They grow moringa, a popular superfood, intercropped with plantain, a …

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Nourishing Africa

Lekki, Nigeria

Nourishing Africa is driving the profitable and sustainable growth of African food and agriculture landscapes by attracting, empowering, equipping, connecting and celebrating innovative young agri-food entrepreneurs. These African entrepreneur 

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Prudent Organic Farms

Ikorodu, Nigeria

Prudent Organic Farms is developing an ecosystem for sustainable urban agriculture and a food secure Africa. They offer naturally grown superfoods from their own farm including fresh produce, mushrooms, mushroom tea, dried ugu and 

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ReSCOPE

Lusaka, Zambia

ReSCOPE emerged from a school permaculture initiative in Zimbabwe in the 1990s. In 2006, the work was expanded to other parts of southern and eastern Africa. There are now Regional Schools and College Permaculture (ReSCOPE) chapters in …

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Schoolyard Chillies

Ghana and Scotland

Schoolyard Chillies makes chili jams, sauces, spreads, oils, condiments, and snacks from ethically sourced Ghanaian chilies. When farmers in Ghana struggle to make ends meet, their children are often forced to leave school to work and support 

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Sheablossom

Lagos, Nigeria

Sheablossom creates livelihood opportunities, empowers women and youth in rural Nigeria, and produces premium quality shea butter, coconut oil, and African black soap. The shea butter is sold locally as an alternative to imported

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Springboard Nigeria

Igbatoro, Nigeria

Springboard is a Nigerian social enterprise that uses cocoa, plantain, and rice to lift smallholder farmers out of poverty, create meaningful jobs for rural youth and women, and contribute to nutrition, economic development and sustainable landscape …

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The Nut Place

Lagos, Nigeria

The Nut Place aims to improve nutrition and promote healthy living in Africa by processing locally grown, nutrient dense nuts and legumes. They provide an affordable alternative to imported health food products, particularly for people that …

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Turqle Trading

Cape Town, South Africa

Turqle Trading was founded in 1997 to support the fair and ethical trade of quality food products and generate sustainable jobs for South Africans. The team develops spice blends, sauces, and condiments under their Ukuva iAfrica and Cape …

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Ubuntu Treasures

Lusaka, Zambia

Ubuntu Treasures is a social enterprise started by the Kapiri Value Addition Group of the Schools and Colleges Permaculture Program (SCOPE) Zambia. SCOPE Zambia uses schools as entry points to engage with local communities. Farmers, teachers …

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VoNat

Buea, Cameroon

Voice of Nature (VoNat) is a community-based biodiversity conservation and sustainable development organization in Cameroon that is dedicated to building a greener, safer, and more sustainable planet for all. It was created by a group …

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Yolélé

Dakar, Senegal

Yolélé was started to create⁠ economic opportunity for West African smallholder⁠ farming communities, support their⁠ biodiverse, regenerative, and⁠ climate-resilient farming systems, and share Africa’s ingredients and flavors with⁠ the world 

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