Student Agro-Processing Pitch Night

Agro-processing refers to the addition of value to raw agricultural material through product transformation; postharvest grading, sorting, washing, and packaging; and storage and distribution.

Six students with ideas on agro processing from Njala, FBC, UNIMAK, IPAM will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.  This edition of the Freetown Pitch Night is in partnership with SL Agcelerator– a program under the Sierra Leone Agro Processing Competitiveness Program.

The Sierra Leone Agro – Processing Competiveness Project (SLAP- CP) focusses on providing solutions to key market failures inhibiting competitiveness of the agro processing sector and limiting firms and SME productivity in Sierra Leone. The SLAP – CP’s mission is to develop through its accelerator programme, high growth potential SMEs with the capacity to disrupt, expand and consolidate on the huge agribusiness potential that the country’s agricultural sector has to offer.

The six students chosen to pitch where:

To be completed.

Ceasers Fish Farming

The demand for fish cannot be met with current supply. One of the reasons is that most of the supply is through the normal fishing method, which is proven inadequate. This shortage has increased the price and even its availability of fish.

Caesar’s Fish Framing idea, would be one of its first in this part of the country, and he believes that this would supplement the fish availability, comparatively at a cheaper price than what is available in the market.

He would be mainly farming Tilapia fish, which he referred to as being very prolific (reproduces excessively) and thus would create a viable business opportunity for him.

He also would build fish ponds in residential properties in order to provide the residents own supply, while increasing the aesthetic value of their environment.

Murray Caesar koroma


The need to preserve and monitor our activities in the physical environment has become imperative as there are growing preferences on recycling, monitoring wastes and other substances that would impinge on life’s sustainability. However, for TIMAP Green their strategy of going green has being intertwined with architecture and Design.

TIMAP GREEN collects unwanted materials and substances like tyres, plastics, tree logs etc. and converts them into fashionable unique products that can change the landscape and designs of various location. The finished products can be chairs, sofas, tables or artefacts.

This priceless idea does not only solve the problem of unwanted materials and substances but it also distinctively provides business opportunity in the Architecture and Design industry.



“Plastic Paint”-Cherry and Skinny Innovation

Paint is just as important in Sierra Leone as in other parts of the world. In Sierra Leone demand has grown year on year due to the construction boom in household, business centres, restaurants, hotels and office buildings. However, the value of our current paint brands is greatly challenged especially with Sierra Leone’s climate condition.

It is in this regard that  Cherry and Skinny innovation has developed the idea of plastic paints, a chemistry of plastics and paint that they believe would curb many of the ineffectiveness of our current paint brands. Plastic Paint is  highly resistant against our weather conditions, brighter permanent colour; and in addition  it can also cover wall cracks and creates a smooth and level surface with superb texture.

He believes this would not only revolutionize the painting sector, but would also impact on our environment reducing plastic wastes in our country and provide employment opportunities.