Business in agriculture & food processing
Name business: KNOT
Entrepreneur: Clement Akimana
Sector: Agriculture & food processing
Finance need: 70,000 USD
KNOT Business Company is an agro-processing company conceived with the objective of contributing to the improvement of livelihoods of potato farmers in the north and west provinces of Rwanda. Through its activities it adds value to the sweet potato by processing and product diversification, thus increasing opportunities to various economic operators. The end product is sweet potato macaroni. The local market has already shown high interest in the new product. KNOT is the only company in Rwanda that produces the macaroni variant of sweet potato.
The main target markets are boarding schools, hotels and restaurants. To ensure that supplies are constant, KNOT works with sweet potato farming cooperatives in the region. The business needs investment to be able to purchase machines to improve the quality of the product.