Farm Builders, based in Liberia and Cambridge, is a new startup social enterprise that will provide financing and management services for smallholder farmers in Africa. The Company is in the beginning stages of its development, having raised initial funding from multiple fellowships including Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, and the McCall MacBain Foundation. Starting in September 2010, Farm Builders will begin its pilot project in the Todee District of Liberia. The Company’s pilot project calls for the replanting of more than 100 farms on 3600ha of land. Following a successful pilot, Farm Builders will begin to scale throughout the rest of Liberia and into other African countries.
A team of 3-4 MIT Sloan students will work on the following projects: