AT HAUSE LIMITED was established in 2017 after identifying poor packaging of agricultural produce as one of the major challenges in the agricultural sector. The enterprise responds to the underlying fact that sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest levels of post harvest losses with at least 30% of all food produced being lost or wasted and 75% loss occurring prior to retail.
The startup thus provides a solution that uses insect and rot resistant 3ply bags to store produce for longer periods and enable the produce earn better. The producers are pulled together disaggregated farms to a smart value chain marketplace application linked to wholesalers financed to purchase farmer's stock. The wholesalers are connected to marketplaces available with large-scale agro buyers in Africa, Dubai and the Gulf Cooperation Council region.
The smart value chain is known as Bank At Hause – Factor Xchange. Since inception, the startup team of agric tech and finance experts has raised funding from Uganda Development Bank and Makerere Innovation and Incubation Center, and connected to marketplaces in Africa, Dubai and Gulf Cooperation Council region.