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May 13, 2019
Case Study: Transforming Communities in Northern Malawi This is a case study of the transformational change our investment in Jacoma has had on Northern Malawi and the Malawi macadamia industry.
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May 10, 2019
Case Study: Stimulating the Potato Value Chain in Zambia This is a case study of the transformational change our investment in Saise Farm Enterprises Limited has had on Northern Zambia and the Zambian potato industry.  
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October 9, 2018
Case Study: Katito Farm Boosts Economy of Underdeveloped Region How can impact investing boost the economy of undeveloped areas? Read this case study on Katito Farm in Northern Zambia. 
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July 12, 2018
Baseline Report: CHC Aiming to raise farmer incomes by increasing yields by 50%, 10,000 smallholder farmers are benefitting from video-based technical support and training on good agricultural practices. This baseline report discovered approximately half (49%) of farmers surveyed were living below the food poverty line.
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July 12, 2018
Baseline Study: Tropha With support from AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU), the scheme aims to benefit over 4,000 farmers. Over the course of three years, household incomes are expected to increase by up to $200 per annum. This baseline survey indicates the poverty rate of Tropha households (37%) is still slightly higher than the national poverty rate (32%), and the poorest of the poor are more likely to be living in female-headed households.
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July 12, 2018
Baseline Study: WTC Improving extension services with a non-recoverable investment of $335,000 aims to raise the annual average income of smallholder farmers by 131% by 2021. The farmers surveyed are generally poorer than the population of Tanzania as a whole – 24% were living below the national poverty line.  
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July 11, 2018
Baseline Report: GADC AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit is supporting GADC to provide microloans and training to build financial skills, with the aim of stabilising household incomes, and improving productivity. The VSLA members are generally poorer than the population of Uganda as a whole, with 20% of members  found to be living below the national poverty line for Uganda. When asked, 13% of respondents reported to having eaten only one meal the previous day.
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July 10, 2018
Baseline Report: Rungwe Rungwe Avocado Company (RAC) is investing in Tanzania’s avocado production to reach international market standards. RAC outgrowers will benefit from AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit support through improved extension services. The goal is for 75% of avocados  procured  from smallholder farmers to be of export quality.
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July 4, 2018
Case Study: Afri-Oils, Malawi Our team in Malawi provides regular support to management to strengthen governance, operations and financial performance. The company is working directly with farmers to increase productivity and reduce aflatoxin levels, through an extension programme supported by our Smallholder Development Unit.
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July 4, 2018
Boosting farmer incomes and reviving Malawi's groundnut industry Our investment in Afri-Oils, is helping to revive Malawi’s peanut industry. 
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May 3, 2018
Case Study: Revitalising Agriculture in Northern Uganda Case study of AgDevCo’s impact at GADC. 
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March 27, 2018
Gender Lens Investing: The Case For Empowering Women In this report, we share research-based insights and practical findings from our gender research for the benefit of the wider investment community, including investors who are interested in ESG issues in general, as well as those operating in the agriculture sector of sub-Saharan Africa.
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March 27, 2018
Gender Flyer for Agribusinesses Agribusinesses can realise their full potential by creating new opportunities for women. This compact flyer highlights the gender business case for agribusinesses. 
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March 26, 2018
Case Study: Investments in Phata, Malawi Case study demonstrating a successful cooperative model in Malawi.
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February 26, 2018
Case Study: Risk Capital Recouped and Reinvested Phata successfully paid back its development loan, two years early. An achievement in its own right – especially for a newly formed co-operative – this was more impressive given that southern Malawi has been hit hard by drought, floods and power shortages in recent years.
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February 25, 2018
Case Study: The Pick of the Crop Northern Zambia has scant formal infrastructure and employment, and is highly dependent on rain-fed agriculture, despite being naturally rich in water. Until now, Zambia has also been 100% reliant on imported seed potatoes, an economically important food crop.
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February 20, 2018
Case Study: The Gender Challenge Along with success comes challenges. Traditionally perceived as a ‘women’s crop’, groundnuts were predominantly grown for home consumption and rarely attracted male farmers in Zambia.
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February 19, 2018
Case Study: Local Supplier Turned International Exporter Inspired by the success of another AgDevCo investment, and following a $3.9 million debt and equity investment from AgDevCo, Westfalia Fruto established a commercial avocado plantation in central Mozambique, becoming the country’s first large-scale avocado exporter.
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February 12, 2018
Case Study: From Unused Land to Nation's Largest Food Hub AgDevCo’s initial $6.3 million investment in this flagship project in Ghana is expected to catalyse millions of dollars of private investment to help make the Babator irrigation scheme the country’s largest irrigated food hub. 
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February 12, 2018
Case Study: From Cold Chains to Retail Chains Investment in a sophisticated cold chain has moved EA fruits in Tanzania one step closer towards realising its longer-term aim of working with supermarkets and larger retailers. The business can now meet the requirements for the consistent quality and quantity of produce associated with formal supply contracts.  
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February 12, 2018
Case Study: Brewing up a Successful Agribusiness Through ECA in central Mozambique, thousands of smallholder farmers have been connected to commercial buyers, who offer stable pricing and volumes in return for improved grain quality and service. The ECA model has proved its commercial worth and potential to be replicated elsewhere.
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January 30, 2018
AgDevCo SDU Gender Case Study December 2017 Read how AgDevCo's SDU showcases best practices to promote women’s economic empowerment in outgrower schemes.
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April 18, 2017
Case study: AgDevCo’s SDU presents our case study which investigates the practical lessons and underlying principles of success of six smallholder outgrower schemes. The schemes featured represent a cross-section of value chains, from high-value horticulture (bananas) to commodity crops (maize and sugarcane), small livestock (broilers), and seed (flowers). Understanding the lessons of these schemes and why they have been successful will help to inform the design of new outgrower schemes, minimise mistakes, and ensure both companies and growers reap the benefits. 
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October 29, 2015
AgDevCo announces formal process to select commercial partner(s) in AgDevCo's Babator Irrigated Farming Hub project in Ghana Announcement of formal process to select commercial partner(s) in AgDevCo's Babator Irrigated Farming Hub project in Ghana  
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March 25, 2015
Tropha engages with smallholders
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February 11, 2015
AgDevCo's investment helped small soya yogurt producer in Mozambique
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January 1, 2015
Doing Business Guide: How to set up an agri-business in Tanzania Draft report, with useful information about how to incorporate a business in Tanzania.
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October 1, 2014
Investing in African Agriculture - More Bang for the Philantrophic Buck
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June 20, 2014
Video: AgDevCo's social impact investment in ECA improves farmers' lives in Mozambique (6 min video) Find out more about how ECA, an innovative social enterprise supported by AgDevCo (BAGC CF), is helping to change the lives of smallholder farmers in Mozambique.
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January 28, 2014
AgDevCo provides a USD 225,000 loan to Tropha Ltd, Malawi AgDevCo provided a working capital loan of USD 225,000 to Tropha Ltd in Malawi to buy, process and sell 100 tonnes of birds eye chillies.
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January 1, 2014
Innovation in International Development Assistance: Ten Years of the Private Infrastructure Development Group This publication covers the PIDG, a multilateral donor-funded organisation whose overriding objective is to help low income countries boost economic growth and reduce poverty by improving access to infrastructure using private sector capital and expertise.
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January 20, 2010
Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor Blueprint (BAGC) The report identifies key constraints that have prevented the successful development of commercial agriculture in the Beira corridor and shows there is an opportunity to establish the Beira corridor as a major new agricultural producing and processing region over the next twenty years.
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January 20, 2010
Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor Investment Blueprint (BAGC) Executive Summary (Portuguese) An executive summary in Portuguese of the BAGS investment blueprint.
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January 1, 2010
Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor Investment Blueprint (BAGC) Executive Summary (English) An executive summary in English of the BAGS investment blueprint.
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