Healthy foods within reach: feeding African cities with locally-grown agriculture

10 Jun 2020

Ada Osakwe, Founder & Chief Executive of Agrolay Ventures and Nuli Ada is an award-winning food entrepreneur, investor and passionate African development advocate. Agrolay Ventures is an investment firm focusing on early-stage innovative food companies in Africa. Nuli is Nigeria’s fastest-growing farm-to-table beverage brand and restaurant chain that utilizes only locally grown agriculture produce.

Ada serves on the Board of the One Acre Fund, is a member of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Presidential Youth Advisory Group and serves on the Advisory Group of Generation Africa, an initiative to invest in young African agripreneurs co-catalysed by Econet and Yara International. She is the interim Chief Operating Officer of the World Hunger Fighter’s Foundation (WHFF), a non-profit, founded by World Food Prize Laureate Akin Adesina, to invest in young food innovators for a hunger-free world.

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): Africa, agricultural development, agriculture, climate change, entrepreneurship, finance, food, food security, hunger, innovation, nutrition, small scale farming, sustainable agriculture

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa, Global

  • Ada Osakwe

    Founder and Chief Executive, Agrolay Ventures