Essential is a bioscience organization leveraging advances in fermentation and biomanufacturing to create affordable, accessible, and climate-resilient proteins that can be integrated into products to prevent and treat malnutrition

Our vision is to bend the arc on malnutrition and create a world in which everyone has access to affordable and nutritious food.

Our Why: We believe that creating locally-grounded breakthrough innovations is key to solving the most important problems of our time. 

Our What: We are advancing the millennia-old process of fermentation to catalyze a new model of climate-resilient protein production in Sub-Saharan Africa and create affordable, accessible, and sustainable proteins that can be integrated into products to prevent and treat malnutrition.

Our How: We conduct R&D in the biosciences to create new solutions that transform food systems and tackle malnutrition.

Our Why

We believe that creating locally-grounded breakthrough innovations is key to solving the most important problems of our time. 

Our What

We are advancing the millennia-old process of fermentation to catalyze a new model of climate-resilient protein production in Sub-Saharan Africa and create affordable, accessible, and climate-resilient proteins that can be integrated into products to prevent and treat malnutrition.

Our How

We conduct cutting-edge R&D in the bio-sciences to create new solutions that transform food systems and tackle malnutrition.