Jim Elsworth brings 50 years of experience in engineering and technology to Twende, his innovation accelerator in Tanzania. Jim has worked for 20 years in Tanzania developing agriculture and technology sectors, particularly in rural areas. In 2007, Jim founded Twende to design, produce, and disseminate technologies that could improve the lives of Tanzanian small-holder farmers.
Twende has produced several successful exits, with entrepreneurs taking their innovative ideas to the marketplace, innovations that improve lives, particularly for farmers in Tanzania.
In a country largely dependent on agriculture, Jim and his colleagues at Twende develop new products and business ideas to make the sector more profitable, and more environmentally sustainable.