Tradin Sierra Leone

Organic cocoa exporter providing premium prices to small holder farmers. 

Investment information

$3,000,000
Committed investment
$1,500,000
Investment made
Storage, distribution and trading
Primary value chain focus
Committed investment
Investment made
Primary value chain focus

Expected impact

6,000
Smallholder farmers linked to market
$550,000

Total annual income for smallholders

30

Jobs created / maintained

Smallholder farmers linked to market

Total annual income for smallholders

Jobs created / maintained

Our role

AgDevCo’s investment will provide increased access to working capital for Tradin during the Sierra Leonean cocoa season; allowing them to grow the quantity of organic cocoa they are able to source from smallholder farmers.

SDU role

AgDevCo’s SDU is managing a $750k budget to establish farmer field schools, replant old cocoa trees and tackle prevalent fungal disease, benefitting at least 5,600 smallholder cocoa farmers. The budget is also supporting the organic certification of a broader network of over 20,000 organic farmers in TSL's procurement catchment area. With organic certification, TSL can offer routes to market for a significant proportion of the higher-quality organic cocoa, pay international prices to farmers, and boost farmer income.

Our investments in Sierra Leone

Investment Total invested Investment type Start date
Tradin Sierra Leone $3,000,000 Debt / Equity & Technical assistance 2019