With support from the Mastercard Foundation, AgDevCo has created a Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) to connect agribusinesses, including our own investees, to hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers.
Well-managed outgrower schemes provide farmers with access to training, agricultural inputs and a market for their production at fair prices.
Recognising that there are high set-up costs and economies of scale in smallholder outgrower schemes, the SDU provides up to $500,000 of matching grant funding per project to help establish, expand and deepen linkages with farmers. Funds can be used to:
AgDevCo’s SDU is actively seeking project opportunities in seven target countries – Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Key selection criteria are:
Important note: the SDU is available to all agribusinesses in the listed countries who meet the above criteria. Eligibility is not restricted to AgDevCo investee companies.