Wakulima Agri-Food engages rural smallholder farmers, mainly women and youth to produce and process orange-fleshed sweet potato flour which is organic, gluten-free, healthier, tastier, and affordable for maternal mothers and children. The company’s food products are richer in vitamins A, B12, nutrients, and minerals such as folic acid, zinc, and iron.

Market Opportunity/ Problem

In Tanzania, over 58% of maternal mothers have inadequate access to dietary foods, and over 41% of children have inadequate access to nutritious foods. Wakulima Agri-Food has innovated the use of orange-fleshed sweet potato flour to process into multiple food products that are blended with wheat to ensure access to nutritious, gluten free, and organic food products.

Company Information

Years of operation


Type of organization

Private company

Stage of the business

Early stage/ Startup

Agribusiness focus

Value addition/ processing

Agriculture value chain(s) focus?

Food crops

Primary country of operation


Other country(ies) of operation

Rwanda & Uganda

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?

70% equity and 30% debt
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