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Flow Equity/Mekelle Farms

We are addressing the problem of protein deficiency and poverty by supplying rural households with inputs and productive breeds of chicken.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Ethiopia
  • Currency GIP
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 50
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Company Summary

Chicken is the most expensive form of protein in Ethiopia. There is an estimated shortage of 60-70 million chickens annually. Since taking over a failing government farm one year ago, we have successfully implemented a new distribution model, turned Mekelle Farms profitable, and are on track to producing and distributing over 400,000 chickens this year to rural farmers—a 27x production increase over previous government management.


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    Trent Koutsoubos
    Founding Partner

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    David Ellis
    Found Partner

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    Joseph Shields
    Managing Partner