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August 3, 2021
Case Study: GADC - How employment impacts women’s wellbeing and empowerment Read AgDevCo’s latest research on how employment in our portfolio helps empower women.  This case study is on the amazing work done at Gulu Agriculture Development Company (GADC). 
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June 29, 2021
Infographics: Worker rights and expectations AgDevCo has released infographics on worker rights and expectations, suitable for any African workplace. They are available free of charge in multiple languages (Swahili, Twi, Chichewa, French, English and Portuguese). 
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April 8, 2021
AgDevCo invests a further $3m investment into Uzima Chicken Limited, a Rwandan poultry company. AgDevCo is pleased to announce a USD 3.0 million follow-on mezzanine debt investment into Uzima Chicken Limited, a poultry company operating in Rwanda and Uganda.
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November 19, 2020
Case Study: Uzima Chicken Ltd - The Impact of Improved Poultry in Rwanda Uzima Chicken Limited is an East African poultry company that produces and distributes Sasso breed chickens in Rwanda and Uganda. The company’s aim is to create value for rural households by providing better quality meat and eggs for consumption and sale.
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November 18, 2020
Case Study: The Impact of Afrimac's Supply Chain In 2019, AgDevCo provided a syndicated working capital facility1 to a consortium of Kenyan macadamia processing companies to fund macadamia purchases from smallholder suppliers and cooperatives. The facility was renewed and increased for 2020. 
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October 16, 2020
Article: Systems of success - effective aggregation and scaling in smallholder farmer schemes AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) has been convening periodic virtual knowledge sharing sessions for its partner businesses, as we all work to understand the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for African agribusiness and their smallholder producers and customers. 
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October 8, 2020
Case Study: The emerging transformational impact of AgDevCo’s investment in Westfalia Fruto AgDevCo’s investments don’t just generate direct impact, they can also transform markets. 
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September 29, 2020
Case Study: Engaging with Smallholder Farmers: The Business Case Our partners share how their smallholder farmer schemes have presented significant commercial opportunities.
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September 29, 2020
Case Study: Drivers of Change in Northern Uganda - Exploring the influence of Village Savings and Loans Associations among smallholder farmers. This report summarises the findings from a qualitative impact assessment carried out with smallholder farmers to investigate the impact of GADC/SDU's VSLA programme. 
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June 3, 2020
A guide to technology implementation in agribusinesses (part 3): The third part of AgDevCo's guidelines discusses how to use pilot testing and iteration to reduce risk and uncertainty in digital technology projects.
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March 31, 2020
A guide to technology implementation in agribusinesses (part 2): The second part of AgDevCo's guidelines for agribusinesses on digital technology projects focuses on working with technology providers.
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March 18, 2020
Can food sprays help smallholder farmers control pests? Experience from Uganda The Gulu Agricultural Development Company (GADC) in northern Uganda works with tens of thousands of smallholder farmers who produce organic cotton. Organic production is often challenged by the large numbers of pests which attack the crop, notably the African bollworm, aphids and various species of sucking bugs. 
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January 20, 2020
Video as a tool to enhance farmers’ skills and knowledge – the business case This short guide summarises the business case for using video to communicate with and provide training to smallholder farmers.
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January 16, 2020
Video as a tool to enhance farmers’ skills and knowledge Many agribusinesses are now using video as a tool to communicate with smallholder farmers and to provide extension services effectively and efficiently. This document provides practical guidance for agribusiness managers on deciding how to use video, developing content, and on how to share videos with farmers.
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January 16, 2020
A guide to technology implementation in agribusinesses (part 1): Digital technologies provide great opportunities for agribusinesses to streamline their operations, create new business models, expand to new markets, and reach more smallholder farmers. This document provides step-by-step guidance for agribusinesses to assess their requirements and develop a technology strategy, based on AgDevCo's experience of working with several of our investees and partners as they go through this process.  
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May 13, 2019
Case Study: Transforming Communities in Northern Malawi This is a case study of the transformational change our investment in Jacoma has had on Northern Malawi and the Malawi macadamia industry.
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May 10, 2019
Case Study: Stimulating the Potato Value Chain in Zambia This is a case study of the transformational change our investment in Saise Farm Enterprises Limited has had on Northern Zambia and the Zambian potato industry.  
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April 1, 2019
The Potential To Commercialise Hermetic Storage Bags in Zambia: An Analysis of the Market This report analyses losses incurred by smallholder farmers due to traditional grain storage practices in Zambia. We assess how the introduction of hermetic technology could improve post-harvest losses while offering practical suggestions.
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October 9, 2018
Case Study: Katito Farm Boosts Economy of Underdeveloped Region How can impact investing boost the economy of undeveloped areas? Read this case study on Katito Farm in Northern Zambia. 
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July 12, 2018
Baseline Report: CHC Aiming to raise farmer incomes by increasing yields by 50%, 10,000 smallholder farmers are benefitting from video-based technical support and training on good agricultural practices. This baseline report discovered approximately half (49%) of farmers surveyed were living below the food poverty line.
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July 12, 2018
Baseline Study: Tropha With support from AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU), the scheme aims to benefit over 4,000 farmers. Over the course of three years, household incomes are expected to increase by up to $200 per annum. This baseline survey indicates the poverty rate of Tropha households (37%) is still slightly higher than the national poverty rate (32%), and the poorest of the poor are more likely to be living in female-headed households.
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July 12, 2018
Baseline Study: WTC Improving extension services with a non-recoverable investment of $335,000 aims to raise the annual average income of smallholder farmers by 131% by 2021. The farmers surveyed are generally poorer than the population of Tanzania as a whole – 24% were living below the national poverty line.  
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July 11, 2018
Baseline Report: GADC AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit is supporting GADC to provide microloans and training to build financial skills, with the aim of stabilising household incomes, and improving productivity. The VSLA members are generally poorer than the population of Uganda as a whole, with 20% of members  found to be living below the national poverty line for Uganda. When asked, 13% of respondents reported to having eaten only one meal the previous day.
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July 10, 2018
Baseline Report: Rungwe Rungwe Avocado Company (RAC) is investing in Tanzania’s avocado production to reach international market standards. RAC outgrowers will benefit from AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit support through improved extension services. The goal is for 75% of avocados  procured  from smallholder farmers to be of export quality.
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July 4, 2018
Case Study: Afri-Oils, Malawi Our team in Malawi provides regular support to management to strengthen governance, operations and financial performance. The company is working directly with farmers to increase productivity and reduce aflatoxin levels, through an extension programme supported by our Smallholder Development Unit.
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July 4, 2018
Boosting farmer incomes and reviving Malawi's groundnut industry Our investment in Afri-Oils, is helping to revive Malawi’s peanut industry. 
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May 3, 2018
Case Study: Revitalising Agriculture in Northern Uganda Case study of AgDevCo’s impact at GADC. 
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March 27, 2018
Gender Lens Investing: The Case For Empowering Women In this report, we share research-based insights and practical findings from our gender research for the benefit of the wider investment community, including investors who are interested in ESG issues in general, as well as those operating in the agriculture sector of sub-Saharan Africa.
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March 27, 2018
Gender Flyer for Agribusinesses Agribusinesses can realise their full potential by creating new opportunities for women. This compact flyer highlights the gender business case for agribusinesses. 
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March 26, 2018
Case Study: Investments in Phata, Malawi Case study demonstrating a successful cooperative model in Malawi.
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February 26, 2018
Case Study: Risk Capital Recouped and Reinvested Phata successfully paid back its development loan, two years early. An achievement in its own right – especially for a newly formed co-operative – this was more impressive given that southern Malawi has been hit hard by drought, floods and power shortages in recent years.
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February 25, 2018
Case Study: The Pick of the Crop Northern Zambia has scant formal infrastructure and employment, and is highly dependent on rain-fed agriculture, despite being naturally rich in water. Until now, Zambia has also been 100% reliant on imported seed potatoes, an economically important food crop.
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February 20, 2018
Case Study: The Gender Challenge Along with success comes challenges. Traditionally perceived as a ‘women’s crop’, groundnuts were predominantly grown for home consumption and rarely attracted male farmers in Zambia.
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February 19, 2018
Case Study: Local Supplier Turned International Exporter Inspired by the success of another AgDevCo investment, and following a $3.9 million debt and equity investment from AgDevCo, Westfalia Fruto established a commercial avocado plantation in central Mozambique, becoming the country’s first large-scale avocado exporter.
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February 12, 2018
Case Study: From Unused Land to Nation's Largest Food Hub AgDevCo’s initial $6.3 million investment in this flagship project in Ghana is expected to catalyse millions of dollars of private investment to help make the Babator irrigation scheme the country’s largest irrigated food hub. 
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February 12, 2018
Case Study: From Cold Chains to Retail Chains Investment in a sophisticated cold chain has moved EA fruits in Tanzania one step closer towards realising its longer-term aim of working with supermarkets and larger retailers. The business can now meet the requirements for the consistent quality and quantity of produce associated with formal supply contracts.  
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February 12, 2018
Case Study: Brewing up a Successful Agribusiness Through ECA in central Mozambique, thousands of smallholder farmers have been connected to commercial buyers, who offer stable pricing and volumes in return for improved grain quality and service. The ECA model has proved its commercial worth and potential to be replicated elsewhere.
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January 30, 2018
AgDevCo SDU Gender Case Study December 2017 Read how AgDevCo's SDU showcases best practices to promote women’s economic empowerment in outgrower schemes.
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April 18, 2017
Case study: AgDevCo’s SDU presents our case study which investigates the practical lessons and underlying principles of success of six smallholder outgrower schemes. The schemes featured represent a cross-section of value chains, from high-value horticulture (bananas) to commodity crops (maize and sugarcane), small livestock (broilers), and seed (flowers). Understanding the lessons of these schemes and why they have been successful will help to inform the design of new outgrower schemes, minimise mistakes, and ensure both companies and growers reap the benefits. 
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October 29, 2015
AgDevCo announces formal process to select commercial partner(s) in AgDevCo's Babator Irrigated Farming Hub project in Ghana Announcement of formal process to select commercial partner(s) in AgDevCo's Babator Irrigated Farming Hub project in Ghana  
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March 25, 2015
Tropha engages with smallholders
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February 11, 2015
AgDevCo's investment helped small soya yogurt producer in Mozambique
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January 1, 2015
Doing Business Guide: How to set up an agri-business in Tanzania Draft report, with useful information about how to incorporate a business in Tanzania.
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October 1, 2014
Investing in African Agriculture - More Bang for the Philantrophic Buck
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June 20, 2014
Video: AgDevCo's social impact investment in ECA improves farmers' lives in Mozambique (6 min video) Find out more about how ECA, an innovative social enterprise supported by AgDevCo (BAGC CF), is helping to change the lives of smallholder farmers in Mozambique.
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January 28, 2014
AgDevCo provides a USD 225,000 loan to Tropha Ltd, Malawi AgDevCo provided a working capital loan of USD 225,000 to Tropha Ltd in Malawi to buy, process and sell 100 tonnes of birds eye chillies.
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January 1, 2014
Innovation in International Development Assistance: Ten Years of the Private Infrastructure Development Group This publication covers the PIDG, a multilateral donor-funded organisation whose overriding objective is to help low income countries boost economic growth and reduce poverty by improving access to infrastructure using private sector capital and expertise.
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January 20, 2010
Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor Blueprint (BAGC) The report identifies key constraints that have prevented the successful development of commercial agriculture in the Beira corridor and shows there is an opportunity to establish the Beira corridor as a major new agricultural producing and processing region over the next twenty years.
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January 20, 2010
Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor Investment Blueprint (BAGC) Executive Summary (Portuguese) An executive summary in Portuguese of the BAGS investment blueprint.
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January 1, 2010
Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor Investment Blueprint (BAGC) Executive Summary (English) An executive summary in English of the BAGS investment blueprint.
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