SUPPORTING EMERGENT AND SMALLHOLDER FARMERS THROUGH TARGETED INVESTMENTS.
Real lives
Issifu Basideen, GEE’S FRESH POINT, Ghana
Gee’s purchases poultry from hundreds of smallholders in the Northern Region of Ghana. AgDevCo’s investment will enable Gee’s to increase its processing capacity, meaning that more small-scale farmers will be linked to a formal market, leading to income uplift and increased security.
"Gee’s provides a ready market for my guinea fowl, which brings income to me and my household."
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Ghana – our social impact
Investment
$14,511,426
COMMMITTED INVESTMENTS
Jobs created
275
JOBS CREATED OR SUSTAINED
Livelihood
1,085
FARMERS LINKED TO MARKET
Lift
$1,184
INCREASE IN INCOME PER SMALLHOLDER FARMER
Rural Ghana

The Challenges

Around 47% of people in Ghana live in rural areas (2014), with 38% of the rural population living in poverty (2012). Commercial agriculture is in a nascent state, especially in the north of the country and for small agricultural commodity businesses, especially grain farmers, access to affordable finance is almost non-existent and threatens food security. A lack of clear land rights and complex red tape is impeding enterprise and the identification of pipeline projects.



Our approach

In 2010, AgDevCo was invited by the Government of Ghana to assist in developing commercial agricultural projects. Our investment approach is focused across a diversified portfolio of businesses within the Ghanaian agriculture sector, with the aim of supporting both emergent and smallholder farmers.

 

Country Facts
  • Population (2014): 26,442,178
  • Poverty incidence (2005) at $1.25/day: 29%
  • Life expectancy at birth (2013): 61 years
  • GDP/Capita (2014): $1,462
  • Agricultural share of GDP (2014): 21%
  • % of population living in rural areas (2014): 47%
  • % of rural population living in poverty (2012): 38%
  • Food Security Ranking (2015): 75 out of 109

Sources: World Bank, FAOSTAT, Global Food Security Index

We believe we can make more impact by looking for new ways to tackle poverty in the regions where we work.
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