Find out more about our teams, funding partners and how we have become a leading catalyst for change in African agriculture.
AgDevCo Limited is incorporated in the UK as a private limited company. Its principal shareholder is AgDevCo Holdings Limited, a company limited by guarantee that exists to preserve AgDevCo’s mission to invest in African agriculture for impact.
AgDevCo Holdings Limited has five members; Keith Palmer (AgDevCo’s founder), The (UK) Secretary of State for International Development, Professor Sir Paul Collier; Baroness Lindsay Northover, and James Harvey.
The remainder of the equity is held by British International Investment plc and Norfund in proportion to their investments (see below for more details of our DFI partners).
We work closely with domestic and international funders, and with strategic partners (e.g. non-governmental organisations) who help us achieve our investment objectives.
Find out more about our employees – where they work, what they do and the skills they bring to their roles.
AgDevCo is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace and portfolio. A diverse set of perspectives, knowledge, opinions, and strengths is a vital ingredient to AgDevCo’s success. Making good investment decisions requires a variety of expertise, behaviour, and business networks.
At AgDevCo, diversity is about celebrating what makes people different and inclusiveness is about actively ensuring that everyone at AgDevCo has an equal chance to learn and progress regardless of these differences. This involves creating an environment where all people feel valued, have a sense of belonging, and are supported to do their best. As we work across multiple countries, our perspective on diversity and inclusion is both global and sensitive to local cultural and societal differences.
At AgDevCo we aim to increase the gender and racial diversity of our people across the whole organisation, including on our Board, Investment Committee and Executive Committee.
Today, AgDevCo is a leading catalyst for change in the development of a commercial agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Trace how we got there from our inception in 2008.
We advise on good environmental, social and governance practices across our investment portfolio and demand strict compliance from our investees. We expect our own practices and controls to be scrutinised as vigorously.