I am Emmanuel Onesmo Mwilenga, a Tanzanian Young men with 28 years old. I have a master of science degree in contruction economics and management and bachelor of science degree in real estate finance and investment. Beside my profession, i am also an agripreneur, a co-founder partner of Agro and Investment Partnership. Currently I live in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
Our project; AGRO AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP is the start up partnership registered in Tanzania with registration No. 292904. The partnership businesses are principally based in Mbeya region (Mbozi District) southern west part of Tanzania.
The partnership was established by three partners with view of unlocking the idle opportunities available in agricultural sector and also to engage in other investment avenues. Also, to take advantage of the fact that members are still young and energetic therefore to bring combined force together in terms of capital and ideas hence establish a business that will be profitable for sustainable development.
Partners intend to combine force in terms of capital, create major source of income from agriculture and long run to become self standing company.Currently, the partnership has been running two businesses;Red coffee (cherry) pulping service (CPU) and Fertilizer distribution.
The reason behind establishment of cherry pulping unit (CPU) is the fact that partnership aims at adding value to the coffee produced by smallholder farmers so that it attracts and fetches high prices this is due to fact that many coffee buyers complain that coffee from our district zone is not well pulped and sorted out hence attracts low prices. Therefore in view of that fact, Agro and Investment Partnership decided to build a CPU in one the village where coffee is produced, where smallholder farmers are advised to bring their red coffee for pulping and sorting it out at the lowest cost as possible.
Through last season experience, the partnership had 14 individual farmers and one farmer group with 55 members whom it worked with them and has distributed fertilizers on loan for the next farming season, farmers are required to pay their debt in two installments basis monthly.
The plan is to expand and reach more farmers by establishing more CPUs in other villages where these CPUs are not available. Create a huge database of farmers so that to enable communication. The success point is when large number of smallholder farmers will join to work with us and at the end of the day we improve and add value to the coffee produced at the sametime it fetches high prices in both local and international markets. Ofcourse our service benefit depends on volume of collection of coffee, therefore the large the number of farmers the higher the profit.
Planned use $ 5,000 includes establishing new coffee pulping unit (CPU); that is purchase of new automated processing machine and 3 water pump motors.
i.e Purchase of Machine $ 2000
Purchase of 3 motors $ 1000
Building Drying tables $ 1500
Setting water supply source $ 500
This can be possible within 2016 coffee season, that is from by may 2016.
Our project is under a well dedicated team of young individuals with eager to succeed. Our vision is to be the leading investor in agricultural production in Tanzania and East Africa at large by ensuring all agricultural resources are fully exploited to eradicate poverty in the society.
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