Food & Nutrition

Our work in food and nutrition with customers, businesses and communities across our geographies seeks to meet the need for increased production of higher quality food across the continent.

The transformation of Africa’s rural on-farm and non-farm economies has driven the emergence of local food industries and processing facilities, but there has also been a more profound shift towards food for enjoyment, rather than necessity, driven by the rise of Africa’s middle class.

Today, Africa’s food industry encompasses dairy, sauces, soups, biscuits and confectionary and we offer solutions that enable individuals and communities to enjoy locally produced foods, aligned with Solevo’s food safety standards throughout production, rather than being reliant on imports.

We support a range of SMEs and multinational companies across the region, by supplying products and solutions. Together with our principals and suppliers, we formulate and provide technical assistance for solutions, both from the customer laboratories or our own application labs.

We focus on inputs and products across key areas including:

  • Thickeners
  • Emulsifiers
  • Aromas
  • Starches
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Colorants
  • Sweeteners
  • Clarification Agents
  • Purification and Filtration Aids


We are innovating across all stages of food production and distribution:

  • Innovative formulation services with the support of our principals in customer or Solevo Labs
  • End-to-end food system solutions designed and implemented alongside our partners.

Our partners include

Animal Nutrition

As a core building block to improved human nutrition across Africa, our work in non-domestic animal nutrition, focuses on poultry, where we offer high quality ingredients as ready mixed solutions, alongside additives for broader feed production and development.

Given the risks to food safety arising in this market segment, many of our products are aligned with the development of food safety standards across Africa, through toxin binders or salmonella inhibitors, to safeguard all products going upstream to ensure that the feed itself will not carry and cultivate diseases.

We focus on inputs and products across key areas including:

  • Concentrates
  • Premix
  • Phosphates
  • Amino acids

We are innovating across the production of animal feeds through:

  • Ingredients testing (Soya, Barley, Sorghum and beyond)
  • Bespoke formulation assistance for our clients

Our partners include