Rachel Zedeck

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About Me

We are actively involved in the design and implementation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) framed with a unique approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the East Africa region. It is possible to affect real change in the most dire communities affected by conflict by focusing on economic development and stability.

To launch Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) initiatives in Africa grounded in Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR), sustainable development, income generation and food security by leveraging critical risk analysis (CRA). By integrating Crisis Risk Analysis (CRA), Medea designs more effective investment initiatives grounded in CSR balancing the goals of commercial business interests with the sustainable and ecological development of local communities.

Medea Group is currently launching a variety of commercial, agriculture initiatives. This includes the Backpack Farm Agriculture Porgram, named by UNEP and UNDP as one of the world's most top 30 eco-firendly (green) social entprises. the program demonstrates sustainable linkages in food production, value chains, credible finance, income generation, social and ecological domains.  

Personal Details

Full Name

Rachel Zedeck


Managing Director


Backpack Farm Agriculture Program (Medea Group Ltd.)





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Why are you interested in being part of VC4Africa?

To develop new relationships and identify investment in sustainable agriculture production supporting local, regional and export value chains. In addition, develop beneficial learning networks and offer mentorship to other women entpreneurs working in or interested in the East Africa region.

To Offer

My areas of personal expertise include the following:

Logistics and Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, Strategy and Planning

I can also offer the following expertise to the VC4Africa community:

Small holder (Backend Production of Output) farming production models, rural distribution, viral marketing, value chain development, risk analysis & mitigation strategies, networking

Looking For

I am seeking expertise/coaching in the following areas:

Engineering and IT, Logistics and Supply Chain, Product Development

I also hope to gain the following from the VC4Africa community:

I am interested in networking with anyone in Africa working in agriculture or willing to assist in securing private equity to support new agriculture production models. Feel free to contact me at grow@backpackfarm.com

We are also in need of a mobile app developer or app development company, ideally located in Nairobi or another EAC capital.