Imara Tech uses lean manufacturing methods to efficiently build mechanized agricultural equipment for smallholder farmers in East Africa.
We are a manufacturing start-up based in Arusha, Tanzania, in our first year of full-time operations. We produce agricultural equipment by outsourcing components to local workshops, which we then assemble into finished products that can be distributed and sold. This model allows us to supply just-in-time for seasonal market demand and consequently reduces overhead and inventory costs. We are building a product portfolio of labor and time-saving equipment that can be used for income-generating purposes. This year we are targeting generating $160,000 in revenue from sales of our Multi-crop thresher machine, and hope to raise a seed round by the end of 2019 based on our traction.