Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative (SUGECO) is for the youth by the youth service cooperative working to promote, facilitate and establish agribusiness projects for youth and women self-employment.

Market Opportunity/ Problem

SUGECO has an existing off-taker who needs a sustainable supply of mango (34k MT) and beans (15k MT) annually. However, current smallholder farmers cannot meet the demand because of the business model set up. Therefore, the company is supporting them in various ways to build their capacity to meet this demand.

Company Information

Years of operation


Type of organization


Stage of the business

Growth stage

Agribusiness focus

Primary production

Agriculture value chain(s) focus?

Cash Crops

Primary country of operation


Other country(ies) of operation


How many employees does your business have?


Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?


Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?


Financing and expansion overview

How much capital is the company currently fundraising (US$)?


What is the split between equity and debt?

60% debt and 40% equity
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