A SPECIALIST INVESTOR IN AFRICAN AGRIBUSINESS - HELPING YOU TO GROW

OUR MISSION

AgDevCo is a social impact investor and project developer operating exclusively in the agriculture sector in Africa. Our mission is to build successful African agribusiness through long-term investment and support to deliver positive impact at scale. 

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.

We have a long-term outlook, recognising that early-stage agribusinesses can take ten years or more to reach maturity. 

Currently working in eight African countries, and with plans to expand into a further four, we are raising agricultural productivity, increasing incomes, creating employment opportunities and 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 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

We provide hands-on guidance to management teams. We help investees grow their businesses, sharing commercial and agronomic expertise, bringing ESG practices up to international standards, putting in place robust financial management systems and creating new market opportunities drawing on our wide networks. 

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
$99.8m
COMMITTED INVESTMENTS
target of $500M by 2020
jobs
246,435
Farmers linked to markets
Target of over 850,000 by 2020
lift
43
Number of Investments
Target of over 100 by 2020
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 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