Enterprise Brief: Gorilla Conservation Coffee

Published: 12 June 2017
GCCoffee is a for-profit social enterprise aiming to improve livelihoods of coffee farmers and protect mountain gorillas in the area. GCCoffee buys coffee at a premium, processes and sells it as a branded roasted coffee, whose purchase includes a donation to Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH). Read more
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Enterprise Brief: ICOSEED Enterprises

Published: 12 June 2017
ICOSEED turns banana stems leftover from harvesting into fibre that can be used to make fabrics for bags, purses or table mats. The enterprise creates alternative income opportunities for farmers in the production of fibre and in the sewing of products. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Kencoco Limited

Published: 12 June 2017
Kencoco produces and sells charcoal dust and charcoal briquettes from recycled agricultural coconut waste and resells clean cookstoves. The products are a viable low-cost alternative to environmentally damaging fuels such as firewood, kerosene and wood charcoal. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Masupa Enterprises

Published: 12 June 2017
Masupa Enterprises offers cheap and environmentally friendly cooking solutions to both urban and rural communities. Its briquettes are made from waste such as dry leaves, paper, peels and other fruit and vegetable waste and are sold together with cookstoves to households and commercial customers. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: TECOCARRE

Published: 12 June 2017
TECO2 markets school benches produced sustainably from plastic waste and other locally sourced input materials. As this mixture of materials substitutes wood in the production process, the enterprise contributes to the mitigation of deforestation and environmental pollution. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Walali Company Limited

Published: 12 June 2017
Walali adds value to octopus and red bean – two products entrenched in the local culture of Rodrigues Island. The locally sourced raw materials are processed and packaged in retort pouches at the local production facility and marketed in Rodrigues and Mauritius. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Brent Technologies

Published: 12 June 2017
Brent Technologies uses an innovative, low-cost technology (S-TECH) to transform waste motor oil into fresh motor oil, diesel fuel and roofing asphalt shingles. This overcomes shortages of motor oil and diesel fuel and increases transportation to areas that have limited access to basic necessities. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Ekasi Energy

Published: 12 June 2017
Ekasi Energy produces biomass cooking fuel and clean cooking appliances for informal settlements with little or no grid power. The alternative clean energy solutions reduce health threats caused by burning wood, charcoal and paraffin fires usually used for cooking. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Horizon Business Ventures Limited

Published: 12 June 2017
Horizon Business Ventures processes seed oil extracted from tree seeds and leaves and markets it to the local and international cosmetic industry. The enterprise builds capacity within local seed collection groups and thus offers employment opportunities through sustainable management of existing natural resources. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: iThemba Phakama

Published: 12 June 2017
iThemba Phakama is a voluntary association of informal waste pickers providing tricycles and safety gear to its members. The tricycles are used as an alternative to stolen shopping trolleys that many in the informal waste picking sector use illegally. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Lagazel

Published: 12 June 2017
Lagazel produces and markets sustainable solar lamps to light urban and rural households without access to electricity. The local production generates employment and compared to conventional light sources, the use of solar lamps contributes to climate change mitigation and healthier living conditions. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: RECFAM - PRIDE Pads

Published: 12 June 2017
RECFAM produces organic and biodegradable sanitary pads – PRIDE Pads – out of banana and plantain fibre for schoolgirls and women. Women are integrated into the whole value chain, receiving training and income opportunities. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute

Published: 12 June 2017
Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute supports local farming co-operatives with access to technology, training and markets. The enterprise capacitates urban and small-scale farmers to graduate into commercial business units using Umgibe’s cost-effective and sustainable growing system. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: WASHKing

Published: 12 June 2017
WASHKing produces, supplies and installs biodigester toilets out of eco-friendly material for low-income urban households in order to improve health and economic conditions and to keep the environment clean. Training on using the toilet and after-sales services complement the package. Read more
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SEED East Africa Symposium 2017

Published: 01 June 2017
The SEED East Africa Symposium 2017 was held on September 5th in Kampala. Read more
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SEED at Green Economy forum in Montevideo, Uruguay

Published: 15 May 2017
SEED was invited to attend the Second Green Economy Forum for Latin American and the Caribbean, 26-27 April 2017. Read more
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Launch of SAG-SEED Replicator Connect Workshops in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana & South Africa

Published: 11 May 2017
SEED and SWITCH-Africa Green are pleased to invite applications for our upcoming SAG-SEED Replicator Connect Workshops in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. Read more
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Launch of the next SAG-SEED Starter in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda & South Africa

Published: 11 May 2017
SEED and SWITCH-Africa Green invite you to apply for the next round of the Starter Months (July-September) in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. Read more
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120 Key Stakeholders discuss Innovative Enterprise Solutions for an Eco-Inclusive and Climate Resilient Society in South Africa

Published: 05 May 2017
The SEED South Africa Symposium 2017 was held on April 19-20 in Pretoria and brought together a variety of stakeholders. Read more
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SEED South Africa Symposium 2017

Published: 05 May 2017
The SEED South Africa Symposium 2017 was held on April 19-20th in Pretoria. Read more

SAG–SEED Replicator Programme rolled-out in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

Published: 28 April 2017
In April 2017, eight SAG – SEED Replicator Connect Workshops were implemented in Accra, Pretoria, Nairobi, Kisumu and Kampala. Read more
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South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs and SEED partner on Eco-inclusive Entrepreneurship

Published: 13 April 2017
The DEA of South Africa and SEED raise awareness for eco-incusive enterprises and incubate aspiring future entrepreneurs. Read more
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SEED exhibits at PAGE Ministerial Conference in Berlin

Published: 31 March 2017
As one of 15 selected “Green Economy Pioneers” SEED was invited to demonstrate its innovative approaches. Read more
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How Burkinabe entrepreneurs are shaping a greener future

Published: 10 March 2017Authors: Damien N. Somé
Have you ever heard of Burkina Faso’s “Green Brigade”? Picture teams of dozens of women regularly cleaning the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou at dawn! Many urban dwellers in the country’s capital have testified for the positive contribution of the green brigade to the cleanliness of the city. Read more
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