News and resources

Explore, view and download our latest news, opinions and investment updates.

News and resources

Date
Type
Read more
16 January 2020
A guide to technology implementation in agribusinesses (part 1):

Digital technologies provide great opportunities for agribusinesses to streamline their operations, create new business models, expand to new markets, and reach more smallholder farmers. This document provides step-by-step guidance for agribusinesses to assess their requirements and develop a technology strategy, based on AgDevCo's experience of working with several of our investees and partners as they go through this process.

 

Insight
16 January 2020
Video as a tool to enhance farmers’ skills and knowledge

Many agribusinesses are now using video as a tool to communicate with smallholder farmers and to provide extension services effectively and efficiently. This document provides practical guidance for agribusiness managers on deciding how to use video, developing content, and on how to share videos with farmers.

Insight
29 November 2019
AgDevCo expands agri investment portfolio in Zambia to develop the egg industry

AgDevCo is pleased to announce its latest investment in Zambia’s agribusiness sector. The

News
20 September 2019
AgDevCo Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary

AgDevCo celebrated its 10-year anniversary this week by bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, donors and others focused on the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa.

News
9 September 2019
AgDevCo Brochure 2019 (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

Our brochure gives an overview of what we do and how we work. This version was updated in September 2019 and gives details of our portfolio and impact as of this date. Our brochure also includes six short case studies which provide a deeper insight into the impact that our investments have on agribusinesses, rural livelihoods, and agro-economies.

News
16 August 2019
A Practical Guide to Developing Inclusive Outgrower Schemes

In this three-step guidance document AgDevCo shares lessons learned and practical tips to help commercial agribusinesses realise their full business potential through well-designed and inclusive smallholder outgrower schemes.

Insight
12 August 2019
AgDevCo makes first investment in Côte d'Ivoire

AgDevCo is pleased to announce a €8.7 million investment into the DekelOil group, a leading agribusiness operating in the palm oil and cashew sectors in West Africa, which places smallholder farmers at the heart of its operations.

News
15 July 2019
AgDevCo expands portfolio in Tanzania to develop the avocado industry and export

AgDevCo is pleased to announce a multi-million Euro investment in Africado, a successful avocado company based in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. Africado grows avocados on its own farm and purchases high quality fruit from surrounding famers for export to Europe with full supply chain traceability.  

News
3 July 2019
AgDevCo Responsible Business Principles

AgDevCo's responsible business principles.

News
7 June 2019
AgDevCo Brochure 2019

Our brochure gives an overview of what we do and how we work. This version was updated in June 2019 and gives details of our portfolio and impact as of this date. Our brochure also includes six short case studies which provide a deeper insight into the impact that our investments have on agribusinesses, rural livelihoods, and agro-economies.

News
6 June 2019
AgDevCo Announces First Investment in Kenya

AgDevCo is pleased to announce its first investment in Kenya. In partnership with Root Capital, AgDevCo is providing a US$5.0 million facility to a market-leading consortium of macadamia processors and exporters.

News
14 May 2019
Barak appointed to manage working capital facility for agricultural SMEs in Africa

AgDevCo and KfW are pleased to announce the appointment of Barak Fund Management Limited as the new manager of LAFCo, a working capital facility dedicated to agricultural SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

News