Africa has strong population growth and could reach will rise to 2.5 billion in 2050 according to the United Nations. Like many African countries, Benin has had a rapid increase in its urban population (47,312% of the population in 2018, World Bank), with high demand for food.Large quantities of chemical input are used. The distribution system remains traditional and lacking in cleanTech. This causes significant pollution and increase population vulnerability. Food insecurity affects 44.6 % of children under 5.
Awarded "Outstanding Pratices in Agroecology 2019" at the GFFA, Best World "Innovations for Agroecology" by FAO and CLIMATE INITIATIVES PRIZE at COP23,
PREMIUM HORTUS is the African greentech for scaling agroecology to achieve the SDGs, specializing in the e-commerce of agroecological products, organic production and farmers support.
Available as a Web, Mobile platform, Big data, blockchains and Payment solutions, PREMIUM HORTUS allows to subscribe, order, pay online, so as to get home-delivered fruits, vegetables, and organic products safely. Users can control their consumption, reduce waste, donate food and receive a food insurance credit CALIM+. Waste is limited and recycled for organic composting,biogas, and for the cosmetics industry.With our organic farms, farmers benefit from adequate technologie, access to organics inputs, technical support.They can easily monitor the evolution of stocks remotely by phone or PC.
Labeled EFFICIENT SOLUTION and selected by UNCTAD as one of the five most dynamic Startups for Green Goals, PREMIUM HORTUS was also awarded "Greenticket" by UN at the CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT 2019 with the congratulations of the UN Secretary-General.
In line with the SDGs (1,2,4,5,6,8,12,13,14,15), PREMIUM HORTUS has real socio-economic, cultural and ecological impacts verified by several international experts.PREMIUM HORTUS has, according to the Bilan Carbone, a reduction of 46.67% GHG over a total of 1681 Kg/ha/year emitted. Our innovation therefore has a direct energy reduction (31.12%), reduction of crop losses and reduction of GHG emissions generated.