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Seed Company Spotlights

Seed companies represent a unique mix of business concepts, industries, and countries. Get to know a few of them and learn about the impact they are having on their community and the world.

Agriculture

The future of food in India might just be hydroponics, thanks to Future Farms. The company is tackling India’s shortage of high quality, affordable food for the masses through the alternative farming technique, which is used in the U.S. and Europe but less so in developing economies

Construction

Walking away from a promising career at the world’s largest diamond company is a risky move. But after coordinating a review to help De Beers redefine its role in the diamond industry for the next decade, Botswana native and engineer Lerang Selolwane chose to do just that.

Agriculture

Ten Senses is helping to put African-grown cashews and macadamia nuts into the hands of citizens around the world. The company’s mission is to ensure that thousands of smallholder farmers who grow the nuts are paid a fair price for their goods, by cutting out the middlemen.

Wilson’s Juice Co.
Consumer Products

CEO and cofounder, Seyi Abolaji, made his first cups of freshly squeezed lemonade on a whim, selling them to students at Covenant University in Nigeria. Today, Wilson’s annually supplies 600,000 liters of not-from-concentrate, real fruit-based lemonades and lemonade/tea blends to over 1,200 locations in Lagos

Civil Works

Water is a scarce commodity in parts of Africa. In Ghana, it’s estimated that 22 percent of the population – or around 6 million people – lack access to clean drinking water. Joissam Ghana is a private civil works company that is improving access to clean water throughout the country by identifying potential water sources, drilling, and installing water systems to filter and deliver water.

Human Resources

In parts of rural Africa, many workers don’t have access to training programs where they can learn skills needed to secure better, higher paying jobs. Ugandan-based human resources company Q Sourcing is working to change that.

A meeting with a satisfied customer
Human Resources

Nigerian outsourcing and human resources company Whyte Cleon is helping by training job seekers in leadership, ethics, and self-awareness.