TARGETING EARLY-STAGE AGRIBUSINESSES, WHICH TYPICALLY MISS OUT ON FUNDING.

AgDevCo believes that investing in agriculture is one of the most effective ways of lifting millions out of poverty in Africa. There are many early-stage farming and agri-processing businesses that could grow rapidly with better access to capital and management support. Those businesses could create jobs, link smallholder farmers to markets and contribute to food security, while offering reasonable financial returns to investors who are prepared to be patient


AgDevCo invests flexible, long-term capital in African agribusinesses across the value chain, with a particular focus on those that work with smallholder farmers. We also develop greenfield irrigated farming operations. Our investment professionals and agriculture experts – the majority of whom are based in Africa – work closely with our investees to develop strong businesses that are able to compete with the best in the world.

 

WE CAN ONLY ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVES
AND EXPECT OUR INVESTEES TO ADOPT SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
BY DEMONSTRATING ROBUSTNESS IN OUR OWN PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES.

Real lives
Alice, PHATA SUGAR COOPERATIVE, Malawi
I’m one of many people in the nearby village, who are employed by the Phata co-operative to harvest sugar cane. In the past, if I was lucky, I would get seasonal work but even that depended on the rain. Crops are now grown on irrigated land and there is work year round. I have a steady income, which goes a long way to support my extended family.
"I'M A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO. MY PAY HELPS TAKE CARE OF THE KIDS' FOOD, HOSPITAL AND SCHOOL NEEDS AND ALLOWS MY MOTHER TO TAKE CARE OF THE FAMILY."

OUR IMPACTS ARE FAR-REACHING AND BENEFIT NOT JUST OUR INVESTEES AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES BUT THE WIDER COMMUNITY

Our impact assessment methodology is used to substantiate and test the benefits of our activities (inputs) through to our outputs, outcomes and ultimate social impact.

We believe we can deliver more impact by making investments that help responsible agribusinesses grow.
If you believe your business meets our investment criteria, we want to hear from you.
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