Westfalia Fruto

Greenfield avocado and litchi farm hub that aims to transform Mozambique into a recognised fruit-exporting country.

Investment information

$7,870,000
Committed investment
$2,690,000
Investment made
Primary production with added-value activity
Primary value chain focus
Committed investment
Investment made
Primary value chain focus

Expected impact

$120,000
Total annual income for employees
45
Smallholder farmers linked to market
$300,000

Total annual income for smallholders

Total annual income for employees
Smallholder farmers linked to market

Total annual income for smallholders

Our role

AgDevCo has 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 is also playing a pivotal role in the design and implementation of the outgrower scheme.

Smart investment and support
Exporting to Europe
AgDevCo’s support has helped local farmers to be among the first Mozambican exporters to the EU market. By selling to the EU through Westfalia, farmers are earning nearly three times more than they would by selling avocados locally. Earnings from litchi exports are being invested in irrigation, which is increasing revenues further.

Our investments in Mozambique

Investment Total invested Investment type Start date
AC Matama $500,000 Debt / Equity 2014
Citrum $5,575,000 Debt / Equity 2017
ECA $3,500,000 Debt / Equity 2011
Eco Farm $4,030,000 Debt / Equity 2012
Moz-Agri - Technical assistance
RDI Limitada $890,000 Debt / Equity 2012
Westfalia Fruto $7,870,000 Debt / Equity 2014