Scaled Impact creates and develops projects that become commercial entities as standalone assets or businesses
Our current ventures are:
Umoya Foods is a company that develops and markets functional foods out of Africa
The ingredients are from indigenous crops, grown locally and chosen for their nutritional value, their use by small farmers and their robustness against climate change
Umoya creates functional foods, driving product development, marketing and channel management and helping end customers understand the benefits
Umoya develops and provides drying and processing technologies that are sized to small farms to help: capture value locally, reduce on-farm waste and minimize transport costs and emissions
Plant-based starch production plant
Scaled Impact is developing a project in central Africa to build a world scale starch plant
Current status: a pre-feasibility concept study has closed. The product characteristics as well as operating and financial performance are all positive. The team is arranging offtakers and funding.
Details are available on request.
Umoya dryers builds and promotes on-farm solar and hybrid drying technology specifically designed for rural farmers in Africa
Drying crops on the farm reduces post-harvest loss and significantly simplifies cost and complexity on the route to market. It gives farmers the opportunity to add value on site and raise more income
We structure feasibility and implementation projects both setting up the technology and supporting farmers in finding markets for their dried products
i4f is a project that develops manufacturing processes and technologies for insect protein
i4f has developed a process for producing mealworm-based protein and has a pilot plant in Johannesburg.
The project is run together with LUANAR university in Malawi and the Department of Research and Specialist Services in Zimbabwe
The project is exploring options for large scale production of insect protein for human food and animal feed
The project has received generous financial support from the Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio)