PROFITABLE AGRICULTURE IS A RECOGNISED ROUTE OUT OF POVERTY FOR AFRICA.

OUR MISSION

AgDevCo is a social impact investor and project developer operating exclusively in the agriculture sector in Africa. Our mission – to reduce poverty and improve food security – is underpinned by our belief that the best route out of poverty for the majority of Africa's rural poor is the development of profitable agriculture with strong links to markets.

We invest in socially-responsible businesses, operating across the supply chain, which have the potential to make a major positive social impact in their communities. In addition to direct investment, we provide on-the-ground technical support and specialist agricultural advice to management teams.

Currently working in six African countries, and with plans to expand into a further four, we are raising agricultural productivity, increasing incomes, creating employment opportunities and, in doing so, helping to reduce food insecurity, hunger and under-nutrition in rural communities.

What We Offer

Our range of activities ensure that agribusinesses are supported with all their investment needs.  We can support businesses through:

  • Long term, concessional finance for early stage agribusinesses
  • Working capital, which is provided through LAFCo our sister company
  • Technical support and grant funding for smallholder schemes, through our Smallholder Development Unit

Our Investment Objectives

  • To make direct investments to create commercially sustainable enterprises which deliver positive social impact
  • To invest along the whole value chain - including input supply, farming, processing and logistics – which support emergent commercial farmers and smallholders
  • To invest in financial intermediaries to enable access to finance for smaller agribusinesses
  • To develop irrigated farms of all sizes connected to power and road networks
  • To encourage adoption of our approach by third parties

 

 

 

The story so far

investments
$76.7m
COMMITTED INVESTMENTS
target of $500M by 2020
jobs
96,451
Farmers linked to markets
Target of over 850,000 by 2020
lift
42
Number of Investments
Target of over 100 by 2020

Our Teams

Real lives
Gregory Chembe, NWK GRAIN HANDLERS LIMITED (NGHL), Zambia
Through AgDevCo’s investment in a grain aggregation, handling and storage facility (NGHL), Gregory Chembe now has access to a formalised market for his maize, soya, sunflower and cowpeas. NGHL offers a customer-friendly and professional service, which includes a weighbridge for accurate crop measurement and cash payment on delivery.
"NGHL has empowered us in terms of quick payments, allowing us to prepare in advance for next season’s planting."
Career opportunities

On our careers page we list all current, live vacancies with more information about the role, where it is based, the required skills and experience, how to apply and by when. 

All speculative applications will be reviewed, but please note that we are only able to respond to candidates who are shortlisted for a given role. We do not accept telephone applications. Our email address for careers enquiries is:  careers@agdevco.com