Our Partners

Ag- Inputs & Services

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TJAL Enterprises

TJAL Enterprises is an agro-dealer and fumigation services company. In operation for the past 28 years, TJAL sells fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, seeds, insecticides, farming tools and safety equipment. TJAL has three branches, 2 at Kingtom Bridge, Freetown, and 1 in Makeni, and distributes throughout Sierra Leone through 32 agro-dealer agents. Learn more here.

Seed Tech

SeedTech is a Sierra Leonean Agro Dealer Company, established in 2001 to meet agricultural and food security needs. SeedTech is the sole agent for Baker Brothers Seeds in Sierra Leone, and has outlets in Freetown, Makeni and Bo. Learn more here.

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Nianda

Nianda Agricultural & Trading Company is an indigenous company in Sierra Leone, that aims to provide its customers with high quality certified seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and farm tools at affordable prices. Nianda is the sole distributor for Hazera Seeds in the country. Nianda also collaborates on the Freetown Farmers Market.

Fresh Salone

Fresh Salone is an ag-input supply company that provides high quality horticultural solutions as the sole agent and distributor for Amiran Kenya Ltd. products and technologies within Sierra Leone. Fresh Salone offers a wide range of products, including greenhouses, improved and certified seeds, fertilizers, drip irrigation equipment and packaging/transport solutions. The company also produces, buys and trades in vegetables.

Value Prime Enterprises

Value Prime Enterprises

Value Prime Enterprises is an international agricultural input supplier serving West African market and based out of Nairobi, Kenya. With extensive experience working with large agricultural input dealers in East Africa, their product range includes horticulture, bee-keeping, poultry, livestock, irrigation, aquaculture, and packaging materials.

Muktarr Agriculture Enterprise

Muktarr Agriculture Enterprise

Muktarr Agricultural Enterprises is a local agricultural inputs dealer based in Lungi. The company registered in 2016 and has grown significantly, diversifying input products purchased and sold to farmers. The business has an established network of about 12 retailers who distribute agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers. Muktarr participated in SOBA’s Smart Subsidy pilot in 2017 and is also a TJAL agent.

United Farmers Development Association

United Farmers Development Association

United Farmers Development Association Limited (UFDAL) is an umbrella organization of 60 farmers associations in Portloko District. The business supplies seeds, fertilizers, agro-chemicals and tools to smallholder farmers and organizations in Portloko and Bombali Districts. UFDAL participated in SOBA’s Smart Subsidy pilot in 2017.

Jamal Bangura

Jamal Bangura

Jamal Enterprises is an agricultural inputs distribution business located in Barmoi market in Kambia District, specialising in the import and distribution of fertilizers to smallholder farmers in Kambia District. Recently, the business has expanded its products basket to include seeds and chemicals. Jamal participated in SOBA’s Smart Subsidy pilot in 2017 and is also a TJAL agent.

Agro-Dealers

Agro-Dealers

SOBA collaborated with 32 agro-dealers across Sierra Leone, connecting them with Freetown-based distributors. The agro-dealers all participated in an agro-dealer development programme led by TJAL, focusing on financial management, client outreach, and product knowledge. The full list can be found on the agro-dealer map.

Freetown Farmers Market

Freetown Farmers Market showcases the freshest produce and goods in Freetown. It occurs every third Saturday of the month and is currently hosted at The Family Kingdom Resort, Beach Road. Learn more.

Poultry & Maize

Lanark Enterprises

Lanark Enterprises is the main concentrate and poultry feed input distributor in Sierra Leone. They have an existing partnership with Koudijs to serve as the sole distributor of their products to the Sierra Leone market. They operate two stores in Waterloo and Makeni.

Leecon Poultry Enterprise

Leecon Poultry Enterprise is one of the largest poultry farms in Sierra Leone, with more than 27,000 layers and the capacity to grow to 30,000 in 2017. Started 14 years ago and with just 700 birds, Leecon Poultry Enterprise has grown little-by-little with consistent reinvestment made to expand the company. It is based in Waterloo.

Big Things Poultry

Big Things Poultry

Big Things Poultry is a layer farm and veterinary services provider based in Makeni. They are the first established commercial layer farm in Makeni and are currently the primary egg providers for consumers around the area. Big Things also leads the Makeni-based poultry association.

Vet Man Enterprises

Vet Man Enterprises

Vetman stores is the main veterinary drug and service provider in Sierra Leone, and sells a wide range of poultry drugs and inputs to local farms and sourced from Guinea. They operate a store at Ross Road, Eastern Freetown.

Masuba Poultry

Masuba Poultry

Masuba Poultry is a 3,000 capacity poultry farm in Makeni. Their primary business focus is the rearing of layer birds and resale of eggs to the local market in Makeni.

Glorious Poultry

Glorious Poultry

Glorious Poultry is a poultry farm based in Tonkolili District Northern, Sierra Leone, with a current flock size of 5,000 layer birds. They lead poultry production around Tonkolili and distribute their products to consumers in Mile 91, Bo and Freetown.

Mayefeh Poultry Farm

Mayefeh Poultry Farm

Mayefeh Poultry is a layer farm based in Makeni. Mayefeh attracted investment from Cordaid in 2017. Their main business focus is egg production and resale to customers around the northern Sierra Leone.

Ya Marie Agro Enterprises

Ya Marie Agro Enterprises

Ya Marie Agro Enterprises is a 10,000 capacity layer and broiler farm at Rokel Village, Western Rural District of Sierra Leone. Their current ambition is to expand their facilities to a 20,000 capacity farm.

MDS Enterprises

MDS Enterprises

MDS Enterprises is a day old chick distributor and poultry farmer based in Rokel Village, Western Rural District of Sierra Leone. They sell eggs on a daily basis and also coordinate orders for companies looking to source high quality day old chicks from the Netherlands.

Ensorbeh Poultry

Ensorbeh Poultry

Ensorbeh Enterprises is a small poultry farmer based in Makeni with a capacity of 2,000 layer birds. They also sell eggs and spent hens to the local market in Makeni.

Project 4F

Project 4F

Project4F is a farming and commodity trade business, which additionally manages a maize and rice production outgrower scheme incorporating 650 farmers to date. Within this scheme, Project4F works collaboratively with smallholder farmers to increase production and overall outcomes by integrating a set of value-added services, including seed loans, mechanized tillage services and storage.

Madam Yeabu Koroma

Madam Yeabu Koroma

Madam Yeabu Koroma is a maize and rice farmer and trader-aggregator, based in Mile 91. She collaborated with SOBA to trial a new variety of hybrid maize seed.

Ahmed Alaska

Ahmed Alaska

Ahmed Alaska is a farmer and trader-aggregator that lives in Mile 91. He collaborated with SOBA to trial a new variety of hybrid maize seed.

Abdul Sahid

Abdul Sahid

Abdul Sahid is a farmer and trader-aggregator that lives in Mile 91. He collaborated with SOBA to trial a new variety of hybrid maize seed.

Food & Consumer Goods Processing

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Lion Mountains

Lion Mountains is one of the largest rice buying, processing, distribution and resale companies in Sierra Leone. The company purchases husk rice from small farmers in the southern province, recently expanding purchase to northern and western regions. Learn more.

Aromatic Coffee

Aromatic Coffee is one of the oldest and largest locally owned coffee companies in Sierra Leone. They buy coffee beans directly from about 300 small farmers in Kenema, Kono, Bo and Moyamba, and clean, process, and package the beans at their factory in Waterloo. Their coffee can be found in small packages at retail locations across Sierra Leone.

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Bennimix

Bennimix Food Company is one of the oldest processing companies in Sierra Leone, with operations running for over four decades. The company has two primary cereal product lines, their main commercial product Bennimix, and a wholesale social product Sierramix. The only industrial scale baby food manufacturer in Sierra Leone, Bennimix has a factory in Bo and a sales head office in Freetown. Learn more.

BB Enterprises

BB Enterprises is a small palm kernel oil processing company based in Bo, selling their product as a primary input in the soap production process to a network of soap producers in Bo. BB is an active participant in the Bo Soap network and brand.

Bo Soap

Bo Soap is a nascent, locally-produced soap brand launched in 2017. The brand is associated with over 40 artisinal soap makers in Bo Town. Capitalising on the local abundence of palm kernel nuts and oil, a primary input in the soap making process, Bo Soap unifies the local soap-making ecosystem and signifies quality.

Fatim’s Snacks

Fatim’s Snacks

Fatim’s Snacks is a food processing company based in Grafton, making processed snacks including, donuts, cheesestraws, peppermint, coconut candy, sesame/benny cakes, groundnut cakes and coated peanuts. The company distributes to several supermarkets including St. Mary’s, Adnans and more.

Lambano Foods

Lambano Foods

Lambano Foods is a food processing company based in Freetown. They produce authentic, ready-for-your-pot ingredients including condiments like dried okra, tola, kainda, cayenne pepper and more using local organic crops such as sesame seeds, soy, corn etc. Lambano deliver their products directly to customers’ doorsteps.

Lily D’s

Lily D’s

Lily D’s is a food processing company based in Freetown, producing healthy pastries that substitute local honey for sugar and use fresh farm eggs. They produce banana bread, honey cakes and varieties of rock and soft buns. Lily D’s delivers their products directly and through a sales team.

Clarkson Cupcakes

Clarkson Cupcakes

Clarkson Cupcakes is a home cupcake business based in Freetown. They produce different types of cupcakes, personally customized for various occasions that can be delivered to customers’ doorsteps or picked up at various distribution points.

I-GRO

I-GRO

I-GRO is a cosmetics processing company based in Freetown. They produce all-in-one natural, herbal skin and hair solutions targeting all related skin and hair problems focused on 3 to 4c hair. They are distributed in over 20 locations in Freetown and also available online.

Renewable Energy

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REASL

The Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone (REASL) is an industry association that is focused on the development of an efficient and thriving renewable energy market in Sierra Leone. It was formed in early 2016 and is comprised of for-profit and other energy actors.

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BBOXX

BBOXX (SL) Ltd is a Sierra Leonean renewable energy company offering both on and off-grid solar solutions. It is affiliated with BBOXX UK.

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Easy Solar

Easy Solar is a distributed energy service company transforming the way off-grid communities live, work and play by making solar-powered devices affordable and accessible. Currently, Easy Solar resells Greenlight Planet products.

Energy Efficient Solution (EES)

Energy Efficient Solutions is focused on direct sales of affordable solar products through a retail and wholesale network. Currently, EES resells d.light products.

EnerGenWAO

EnerGen WAO (EGW) is a Sierra Leonean incorporated joint venture entity specializing in the development and distribution of renewable energy and clean water technologies and resources.

FLS Group

FLS Group (SL) Ltd is an energy services company that delivers energy solutions including designs and implementation of professional energy systems, infrastructure services, power generation & supply and solar PV technician training & certifications.

Helios Solutions

Whether you are an individual looking for a simple, affordable and portable light solution, or a home seeking a kit to solve your light and energy issues. Helios Solutions offers light and energy solutions, including affordable and portable light solutions and home kits.

Mobile Power

Mobile Power SL provides solar energy to off-grid communities by renting smart battery packs that allow people to charge mobile phones and light homes, with no on-going financial commitment, no fixed installation, and a low barrier to entry. They are supported by World Hope International.

Teleficient

Teleficient (SL) Ltd is dedicated to distributing quality affordable renewable products specifically for low income and rural communities that have little or no access to electricity in Sierra Leone. Teleficient boasts experienced agents and locations covering over 4000 customers nationwide. They are also the first company to introduce the PAYGO system in Sierra Leone.

SiNergy SL LTD

SiNergy Sierra Leone, founded in 2015, is a renewable energy firm that currently focuses on solar energy solutions. SiNergy is the sole distributor for EAST, which is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for big brand backup power products. SiNergy currently offers the full range of solar products from pico & pay-as-you-go products to small and large home and business solutions as well as mini-grids.

iLab

Insight Magazine

Insight Media launched in 2013 with a focus on business-to-business media. Insight Media produces and publishes compelling newsletters, brochures, presentations and reports for Sierra Leone’s leading organisations – both in print and across a range of digital and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc, attracting hundreds of thousands of readers. The firm’s flagship publication – Insight, is the only magazine for those who do business in Sierra Leone.

Cordaid

CORDAID’s mission is to build flourishing communities wherever it operates. One of CORDAID’s main strategies to achieve this is to promote inclusive economic development by supporting entrepreneurship and private sector development in both rural and urban areas. CORDAID collaborated with SOBA on a number of projects, including Business Clinics and through its Impact Investment arm.

Unreasonable/Unchartered

Uncharted builds coordinated movements of entrepreneurs around big problems, giving them what they need to attack it from all sides. We define a problem, mobilize those best fit to tackle it, then resource them with the mentors, funders, and partners they need to drive big impact on big issues. SOBA launched an Innovation Lab in Sierra Leone, leveraging Uncharted playbook.

Freetown Business School

Freetown Business School

Freetown Business School is a Sierra Leone based training institution, run by three experienced directors with a breadth of experience – including education. FBS aims to create a learning and development environment through which to enhance and develop the skills of Sierra Leonean professionals and entrepreneurs by providing management development programmes, continuous professional development programmes, and training activities.

GEN

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) provides a year-round platform of programs and initiatives aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. GEN helps people in 170 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures. GEN Sierra Leone’s mission is to galvanize, organize, support and energize a vibrant ecosystem that will support the growth of entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone. GEN aims to give every potential entrepreneur in Sierra Leone the opportunity to start a business, and to help established entrepreneurs realize their dreams. GEN will take ahead the iLab Pitch Night.

SensiHub

Sensi is building a technology innovation community in Sierra Leone that will drive economic and social development through providing an open and stimulating community hub for young technologists and entrepreneurs to come together, develop their ideas and access cutting-edge tech, events, incubation programmes and training. We will unleash the untapped potential of young people interested in building businesses and making a difference in their careers. SOBA and Sensi collaborated on Entrepreneur Coffee Hour among other initiatives.

Government of Sierra Leone

Government of Sierra Leone

SOBA closely collaborated with the Government of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) and the Ministry of Energy (MoE)