Katito Farming Enterprises Ltd

The ‘hub farm’ of the Northern Zambia Agricultural Hub (NZAH), producing commercial and seed maize, and seed potatoes.

Investment information

$7,000,000
Committed investment
$5,350,000
Investment made
Primary production
Primary value chain focus
Committed investment
Investment made
Primary value chain focus

Expected impact

170

Jobs created / maintained

35,000
Smallholder farmers linked to market
$1,200,000

Total annual income for smallholders

Jobs created / maintained

Smallholder farmers linked to market

Total annual income for smallholders

Our role

AgDevCo is the lead investor and developer of Katito Farm, partnering with two other shareholders. Katito produces mainly seed maize and seed potatoes. Seed potatoes are produced under irrigation both as an outgrower for Saise Farm as well as direct production. Approval has been given to establish seed potato handling and cold storage infrastructure on Katito.

Our investments in Zambia

Investment Total invested Investment type Start date
CHC Commodities - Technical assistance 2017
Ilobezi Limited $1,200,000 Debt / Equity 2016
Katito Farming Enterprises Ltd $7,000,000 Debt / Equity 2017
New Rotations Farming Zambia (NRZ) $1,800,000 Debt / Equity 2014
NWK Grain Handlers Limited (NGHL) $720,000 Debt / Equity 2015
Saise Farming Enterprises Ltd (SFEL) $6,135,000 Debt / Equity 2016
Silverlands Ranching Ltd (SRL) - Technical assistance 2018