Babator Farming Company (BFC)

Commercial farm and the first phase development of the Babator Irrigated Farming Hub.

Investment information

$6,900,000
Committed investment
$6,800,000
Investment made
Primary production with added-value activity
Primary value chain focus
Committed investment
Investment made
Primary value chain focus

Expected impact

170

Jobs created / maintained

50

Jobs created / maintained for women

16,000
Smallholder farmers linked to market

Jobs created / maintained

Jobs created / maintained for women

Smallholder farmers linked to market

Our role

With no large-scale farming operations in the northern region of Ghana and a lack of local management skills, AgDevCo’s vison for a 5,740-hectare irrigated farming and processing hub meant starting from scratch. After four years of groundwork, including community consultations and environmental studies, the Babator Farming Company (BFC) was launched as the first in a series of irrigated commercial farming units.

Smart investment and support
Proof of concept
AgDevCo financed and developed BFC to prove the concept of the BIFH project on a commercial scale. BFC acts as a platform to attract commercial investors to BIFH and has grown maize, sorghum and onions and other arable crops. An experienced management team, infrastructure and equipment (with potential to lease) are in place, and BFC is working with several commercial partners to conduct crop trials under irrigation, including fruits and seed maize.

Our investments in Ghana

Investment Total invested Investment type Start date
Babator Farming Company (BFC) $6,900,000 Debt / Equity 2016
Faranaya Agribusiness Centre Ltd - Technical assistance 2018
Mother's Shea Limited (Naasakle International LLC) - Technical assistance 2018
Nurevas $5,750,000 Debt / Equity 2016
Serendipalm Company Ltd - Technical assistance 2018