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Innovative Business Models for Transforming Food Waste into Value

Melissa Tickle July 13, 2022

Post-harvest losses across sub-Saharan Africa can be as high as 50% due to logistical and infrastructure challenges that threaten food security and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa and have a negative environmental impact- lost and wasted food is the third largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. The food security challenges and environmental implications stemming from wasted food production are likely to grow, as demand for food grows due to population growth. Reducing food loss and waste is critical to reduce poverty, improve nutrition, manage food security, and mitigate climate change.

Through this fireside chat, FINCA Ventures brings together two portfolio companies that are turning food waste into a final product using innovative technologies, an FMCG company that has multiple initiatives to increase the sustainability of its own waste management systems, and two investors that are actively investing in companies at the intersection of climate and agriculture to mitigate the environmental and social implications of post-harvest losses.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Accelerate Climate Action


Purpose and Desired Outcome

Through bringing together the unique perspective of both capital providers and operators, FINCA Ventures seeks to showcase the investment landscape for innovations around transforming food waste to value added products and the resulting environmental and social impact that stems from these solutions at scale.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameMelissa Tickle
  • TitleInvestment Manager
  • OrganizationFINCA Ventures
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameTei Mukunya Oundo
  • TitleCo-Founder & COO
  • OrganizationNatureLock
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAndrew Wallace
  • TitleCo-Founder & CEO
  • OrganizationChanzi
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMaisie Devine
  • TitleManaging Partner
  • OrganizationABinBev 100+ Accelerator
  • StatusInvited
  • NameChristopher Wayne
  • TitleAg Sector Lead
  • OrganizationAcumen
  • StatusConfirmed
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