Kulisha Africa is a project-based Agri-Africa initiative seeking to partner with Governments, NGOs and Entrepreneur/Investors in the field of Rural Development. The objective is to develop greenfield projects designed to contribute in meaningful ways to agricultural development. We see this as an appropriate catalyst to accelerate the industrialisation of African Nations.
Urbanisation of countries throughout Africa is rapidly increasing. In 1980, 28% of Africans lived in cities; in 2010 this had risen to 40% and is expected to rise in 2030 to 60%. The Continent’s above average population growth combined with rising migration from rural areas to towns and cities means food security will soon become a severe challenge. Subsistence agricultural cannot be counted on to feed growing urban populations.
‘Kulisha Africa’ translates, from Swahili, as ‘Feed Africa’. The primary vision of Kulisha is to provide food security for domestic consumption, and secondarily, to become a potential earner of foreign exchange through exporting primary and value-added agricultural production. Importantly, our business model ensures that land ownership and operational output remains with the people, their communities and governments.
Our business design is founded on:
- Contract farming – no loss of land title.
- Co-ordinated food production at community level and beyond.
- Commercial agriculture along with the creation of local agri-entrepreneurs.
- Training and mentoring of local people employed by the project.
- Monetary income from project profits accrue to community account.