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8 November 2017
AgDevCo Announces Partnerships in Senegal and Mozambique to Boost Smallholder Farmer Incomes

AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) today announced new partnerships with a Senegalese rice miller and a Mozambican livestock company. 

18 October 2017
AgDevCo Invests in Rwandan Poultry Company

Uzima is an early-stage poultry company which provides day old chicks to smallholder farmers throughout Rwanda.

4 September 2017
AgDevCo invests in a rehabilitated Mozambican-owned banana plantation with $1.5m

AgDevCo is pleased to announce a $1.5m investment into Citrum. 

29 August 2017
AgDevCo invests in Katito Farming Enterprises Limited, Mbala

AgDevCo is pleased to announce a $5.05m investment into Katito Farming Enterprises Limited (Katito).

21 August 2017
AgDevCo Invests in Ugandan Maize and Cassava Miller, Talian Company

AgDevCo is pleased to announce a $450,000 debt investment into a Ugandan milling business, Talian Company Limited.

24 July 2017
AgDevCo invests in Tanzanian poultry business, Kingchick Poultry

AgDevCo is pleased to announce a $255,000 debt investment into Tanzanian poultry business, Kingchick Poultry.

19 June 2017
RMG Concept Ltd invests $1.75m in the Babator Farming Company Ltd

RMG Concept Ltd (“RMG”), a leading West African agribusiness group, has completed the purchase of 70% of the shares of the Babator Farming Company Ltd (“BFC”) for a total investment of $1.75m.

18 April 2017
AgDevCo SDU Case Study April 2017

AgDevCo, in collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation and UKAID, launched the Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) to work with rural agricultural enterprises to develop equitable outgrower schemes that will boost productivity and incomes for half a million smallholder farmers.

18 April 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. 

20 March 2017
AgDevCo and CDC invest US$11.5m in Jacoma Estates Group to Expand its Malawian Farming Operations

New investment will bring irrigation and access to export markets for local farmers.

6 March 2017
AgDevCo successfully exits first phase of irrigated sugar and food crops project in Malawi

Four years ago, AgDevCo took a pioneering risk by investing half a million dollars in a newly formed smallholder farmer co-operative, called the Phata Co-operative, in southern Malawi.

22 February 2017
AgDevCo Invests in Rwandan Mushroom Grower

Kigali Farms grows high quality mushrooms for the regional markets and supports over 1,700 smallholder producers.