n Farmer’s Weekly - How African superfoods inspires local agripreneur - business - agri-processing

Volume 2019 Number 19010
  • ISSN : 0041-848X


Local Village, based in Bryanston, Johannesburg, produces breakfast cereal and packages indigenous African superfoods that are grown sustainably. According to its founder and owner, Sipamandla Manqele, the agribusiness was founded on a vision of a network of vibrant, local agripreneurs across the continent supplying equitably sourced and sustainably grown indigenous African ingredients. She says her passion for Africa and the development of its people is expressed in one of her business’s founding principles: to source ingredients from mainly small-scale and local farmers. The food company makes granola and also sells grains, legumes, flour and the African superfoods teff, roselle and plantain flour. “I’m committed to contributing to the development of our beloved continent,” she says.

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