Westfalia Fruto is a greenfield avocado investment in Zembe locality, Manica Province in Mozambique. The lack of reliable heavy equipment has delayed the development of orchards but the planting has been completed in 2017 and now the 250 ha are fully planted. The company is also creating an outgrower scheme for litchi procurement and processing to give to the outgrowers access to the more profitable export market.
AgDevCo partnered with Westfalia South Africa to create a farm hub that will transform Mozambique into a fruit-exporting country. A 25% equity stake was taken by AgDevCo to finance land clearance and avocado orchard planting. A loan was also committed to purchase farming equipment and for working capital purposes. AgDevCo will also play a pivotal role in the design and implementation of the outgrower scheme.