COVID-19 and Agri-food Businesses in Africa

Stories of resilience, innovation and impacts from agri-food businesses across Africa in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic!

160 Hydro Farm, Zimbabwe – Going Global through Online Learning

160HydroFarm specializes in soilless farming, engaging women in Harare, Zimbabwe to grow crops through hydroponics, and promote water conservation and healthy eating. The past few months have been challenging as 160HydroFarm’s major clien...

Yaxare, The Gambia – Increasing Visibility through Discounts and Local Collaboration

Yaxare is a for-profit company that produces tea. Yaxare also works with women farmers across The Gambia, empowering them to become self-sufficient; a huge source of motivation that keeps the Yaxare team invigorated. “If production...

Helencia Foods, Nigeria – Establishing Retailer Networks

Helencia Foods is a food processing company that produces packaged food products by partnering with local farmers to source fresh farm produce. Lockdowns, market closures, and restrictions in movement have hindered Helencia F...

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We believe it is important to highlight the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the agriculture and food sector as well as the positive and innovative ways entrepreneurs across the sector are pushing on through these hard times.