Agriculture Africa 2019
About The Program
Different African governments have established numerous initiatives to support agriculture such as the Maputo Declaration, the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and agreeing to Africa’s Agenda 2063. While the goodwill of these initiatives cannot go unnoticed, these are all high-level solutions and there is still a need for granular solutions for smallholder farmers.
At Village Capital, we believe agriculture entrepreneurs can address these gaps. Innovators have the potential to raise productivity for small farmers and food security, improve and secure the value chain, and strengthen links to markets, all while generating job growth and local economic development.
Founder and Chief Executive at Agrolay Ventures and The Nuli Juice Company
Ashley Olson Onyango
Sector Team Lead, Agribusiness at AECF
Director for Africa at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Dr. Edward Isingoma
Managing Partner at Pearl Capital Partners
Manager, Program Investments at Ceniarth
Investment Director at Novastar Ventures
Agriculture Consultant at World Bank Group
Kenya Country Lead at TruTrade Africa