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Agro Supply’s platform enables smallholder farmers save money for agricultural inputs. The company beat 10 other startups that pitched at the event that was held in the Ugandan capital last Friday (24 August).
The startup will next year represent Uganda at the global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland where it stands to win up to $1-million in equity investments.
Agro Supply was founded in 2016 by CEO Ogwal Joseph, who is also a 2017 graduate of the Tony Elumelu Foundation programme.
In addition to helping startups save for agricultural inputs, the startup also offers agricultural extension services and helps its users access markets for their produce.
Agro Supply founder and CEO Ogwal Joseph is a 2017 Tony Elumelu Foundation alumnus
The startup claims on its website that it has recorded a 50% to 100% increase in harvest yield per hectare from some of its farmers. Agro Supply also claims to have worked with 18 000 farmers. In addition, the startup is projected to supply up to 50 metric tonnes of seed by the end of the year.
A panel comprised of Innovation Village team leader CK Japhet, Ensibuuko founder Otim Gerald, Leapfrog Ventures founder CEO Takuma Terakubo and Seedstars East Africa associate Maryam Mgonja presided over the event.
Seedstars World’s next African pitch event is set to be Seedstars Dakar next Friday (7 September).
Featured image: Agro Supply team accepting their prize at Seedstars Kigali last week (Joshua Akandanaho via Twitter)