Sylva Foods Solution Limited Eat and Live well

Sylva Foods Solution Limited (SFSL) is a registered agro-processing company in the Republic of Zambia with registration # 38005/108995. It has been operating since 2005 and was incorporated in 2010. The key driver to the establishment of SFSL was to promote the cultivation, processing, marketing and consumption of indigenous Zambian vegetables, both to the local and international consumers. We have a innovative and inclusive business idea that involves women and youths in the BoP as suppliers (Small Holder Farmers), employees, distributors and as customers. Our product is sold to people in low income communities as well to people in high income groups. We already have the technology to grow and process the vegetables. We manufacture the Solar driers which will be used in processing the vegetables into dry vegetables. We have an existing market and there is growing demand for our product.
Our team is has extensive experience in the agro business

Fundraising

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Idea

We have an elevator pitch. We want you to sign an NDA before we share our business plan. We are already working in <abbr title="Base of the Pyramid">BoP</abbr> markets and want to improve our current offering.
We have an elevator pitch. We want you to sign an NDA before we share our business plan. We are already working in BoP markets and want to improve our current offering.

The Objective of Sylva Foods Solutions Limited is “to provide sustainable markets for indigenous vegetables and forest foods from rural areas in Zambia, thereby improving household incomes, promoting good health and reducing poverty”. This will be done through training of Farmers in cultivation and post harvest methods. We work with the BoP

Team

Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We have a business network and can get introduced to the right people. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.
Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We have a business network and can get introduced to the right people. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.

Mrs Sylvia Banda - Managing Director, Mr Hector Banda - Executive Chairman


Product

We have a working product or service. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the <abbr title="Intellectual property (IP) rights are legally recognized exclusive rights to creations of the mind.">IP</abbr> for the product.
We have a working product or service. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the IP for the product.

We are already manufacturing Solar Driers at our factory

Revenue

We plan to start by building a community of passionate customers. We have identified one or more revenue streams. We have a cash-flow prognosis. We already have revenue from paying customers.
We plan to start by building a community of passionate customers. We have identified one or more revenue streams. We have a cash-flow prognosis. We already have revenue from paying customers.

Our revenue model is based on the following: Recurring revenue from sale of solar energy to small holder farmers for irrigation and solar driers - Sale of Solar Driers to Small holder Farmers - Sale of fresh dried crops to BoP communities - Sale of Fresh and Dried crops to urban communities through supermarkets


Inclusiveness

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as producers. We involve low-income groups as distributors. We involve low-income groups as employees.

This business project is highly inclusive as it involves people from BoP communities in the value chain, through supply of produce contracts. In addition, the model uses positive discrimination to get more Women involved. Youths and women will be involved in the cultivation harvesting, marketing distribution and selling of the produce.

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as producers. We involve low-income groups as distributors. We involve low-income groups as employees.

Fills nutrition gap for rural and urban communities by offering healthier foods • Simultaneously promotes good health for general population while reducing poverty for rural small-scale farmers Business increases incomes and output for 20k smallholder farmers and is aiming to reach 85k by 2025 Working with >20K smallholder farmers across Zambia; ~80% are women •Aims to increase its out-grower network to >85K smallholder farmers by 2025

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Impact

  6. Investment

Team

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