Investing in opportunities
We invest debt and equity, and provide hands-on support, to establish and develop commercial-scale agribusinesses in Africa.

Transforming African agriculture

Why Africa? The agribusiness sector is underdeveloped. Its transformation from subsistence farming to modern, commercial agribusiness is a major long-term opportunity to create positive impact and generate financial returns.

Our impact

What we offer

Long-term risk capital
$2 million to $10 million

Loans and equity to finance growth of early-stage agribusinesses, including operating costs and capital equipment. We can invest multiple rounds of capital to support growth.

Working capital
$2 million to $5 million

Seasonal loans for working capital directly from AgDevCo or through our sister facility, LAFCo (for amounts less than $2m).
Visit the Lending for African Farming website.

Smallholder farmer funding
Up to $800k

Matching funding to help our investee agribusinesses and others link to smallholder farmers, through our Smallholder Development Unit (SDU).

Unique capital and knowledge

Specialist investor with relevant expertise and financial products Primary production investments (often including processing) On-the-ground investment and support Investments not limited by time Smaller investments, typically overlooked

100% 60-70% 2/3 7-10 years $2m to $10m
focus on African agriculture of portfolio of AgDevCo staff in Africa average investment period average investment range

Why AgDevCo

Our specialist knowledge of Africa and agriculture, and our ability to make long-term investments, means we are uniquely placed to act as a catalyst for the development of a commercial agriculture sector. We are willing to invest smaller amounts at an earlier stage, accept risk associated with production agriculture and work to a longer timeframe.

Specialist support

Working with AgDevCo

If you are a potential investor and would like to know more about our investment approach please contact us. We are interested to speak to both DFIs and Impact investors looking for an agribusiness investment platform, and donors wishing to support technical assistance provision to investees and smallholder development.
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