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November 1, 2021
Article: Africa needs more irrigation to increase agricultural production Communities in low-yielding agricultural regions like Chikwawa face further challenges from climate change, so the need for good irrigation will grow. Sub Saharan Africa is a climate change hotspot, with intense storms in some parts, longer, hotter dry spells in others – like Chikwawa. 
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October 29, 2021
Article: Tackling the impacts of climate change in Africa can improve agricultural production and get more cash into the pockets of small-scale farmers
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July 27, 2021
Press Release: AgDevCo is pleased to announce a USD$3 million debt investment in Quinta da Bela Vista Limitada (QBV) AgDevCo is pleased to announce a USD$3 million debt investment in Quinta da Bela Vista Limitada (QBV), an irrigated banana estate located in the Boane area in Mozambique. 
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July 9, 2021
Press Release: AgDevCo announces sustainable protein investment, East Africa The company is currently selling 1.5 million fresh fish per month, which are grown using the best aquaculture practices from around the globe, without antibiotics. 
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June 7, 2021
Case study: Facebook Farmers - A new customer base for African agribusinesses Inputs distributor Agrigrow has doubled its sales in Tanzania with a Facebook campaign supported by AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit. 
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June 7, 2021
Article: Gender equality training for more successful smallholder production This article highlights the success of Taylor Winch Tanzania in delivering the Gender Action Learning System (GALS), a community-led empowerment methodology that aims to give smallholder producers – particularly women – greater control over their lives.
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March 29, 2021
Case Study: Taylor Winch - A Cooperative Future This case study explores how Taylor Winch Tanzania, with support from the AgDevCo Smallholder Development Unit (SDU), is strengthening coffee smallholder co-operatives for better quality, higher volumes, and greater social impact. 
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March 17, 2021
Five Years of the SDU: A series of celebratory events To mark 5 years of the SDU, AgDevCo is convening a series of celebratory virtual events between Wednesday 24th March and Friday 26th March 2021. 
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January 26, 2021
AgDevCo Climate Change Statement AgDevCo is part of the solution to addressing climate change in Africa. Our investments in the agriculture sector reduce carbon emissions in supply chains and help farming communities adapt to changing weather patterns.
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October 21, 2020
Press Release: EFAfrica Group Ltd raises $12m new equity for regional expansion EFAfrica Group (EFAG) is a purpose-driven business which aims to become the leading equipment leasing provider for SMEs in Africa, driving job creation and poverty alleviation.
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June 30, 2020
Article: How to keep in touch with farmers during the pandemic? Agribusinesses are increasingly exploring how digital communication can help build relationships with smallholder farmers. 
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June 30, 2020
Article: Reaching farmers through bulk SMS/text messaging or automated voice messaging Increasing rates of phone ownership in Africa means that phone-based services can be a good option for reaching smallholder farmers, even in rural areas.
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June 30, 2020
Article: Using radio to reach smallholder farmers Radio offers significant opportunities to agribusinesses and other organisations to communicate with smallholder farmers. 
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May 22, 2020
AgDevCo expands agri-portfolio in East Africa, with low-cost grain storage solution for smallholder farmers AgDevCo is pleased to announce a long-term debt investment into Pee Pee Tanzania Limited (PPTL), a regional leader in the production of grain storage bags.
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March 19, 2020
AgDevCo Covid-19 Update With the spread of Covid-19, we face challenging times both in our African countries of operation and in our home base in the UK.  The wellbeing of our staff and contractors, and our investees, their workforces and suppliers is our priority.  AgDevCo has taken a range of measures to address these matters and to maintain business continuity. 
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September 20, 2019
AgDevCo Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary AgDevCo celebrated its 10-year anniversary this week by bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, donors and others focused on the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa.
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August 16, 2019
A Practical Guide to Developing Inclusive Outgrower Schemes In this three-step guidance document AgDevCo shares lessons learned and practical tips to help commercial agribusinesses realise their full business potential through well-designed and inclusive smallholder outgrower schemes.
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August 12, 2019
AgDevCo makes first investment in Côte d'Ivoire AgDevCo is pleased to announce a €8.7 million investment into the DekelOil group, a leading agribusiness operating in the palm oil and cashew sectors in West Africa, which places smallholder farmers at the heart of its operations.
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July 15, 2019
AgDevCo expands portfolio in Tanzania to develop the avocado industry and export AgDevCo is pleased to announce a multi-million Euro investment in Africado, a successful avocado company based in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. Africado grows avocados on its own farm and purchases high quality fruit from surrounding famers for export to Europe with full supply chain traceability.  
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June 6, 2019
AgDevCo Announces First Investment in Kenya AgDevCo is pleased to announce its first investment in Kenya. In partnership with Root Capital, AgDevCo is providing a US$5.0 million facility to a market-leading consortium of macadamia processors and exporters.
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May 14, 2019
Barak appointed to manage working capital facility for agricultural SMEs in Africa AgDevCo and KfW are pleased to announce the appointment of Barak Fund Management Limited as the new manager of LAFCo, a working capital facility dedicated to agricultural SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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May 9, 2019
AgDevCo organic cocoa investment is first deal in Sierra Leone AgDevCo is pleased to announce an investment in Tradin Organic to source organic cocoa directly from certified small-holder farmers in Sierra Leone linking them to manufacturers in Europe, the USA and Asia.
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April 25, 2019
AgDevCo announces a $3m investment in Rwandan maize milling company, Minimex Limited AgDevCo is pleased to announce its latest investment in Rwanda’s rapidly growing agribusiness sector. The UK-based social impact investor, which is backed by UK Aid, has closed a $3 million mezzanine loan with Minimex Limited, a maize milling company. This builds on a portfolio which comprises Kigali Farms, a mushroom grower; and Uzima, a day-old chick producer.
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March 18, 2019
AgDevCo announces multi-million dollar investment in Nakifuma Farming Company, Uganda The company is one of the few commercial-scale pork farms in the country and is improving quality and food safety in the Ugandan pork market.
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January 23, 2019
Blog post: Harnessing technology to work for Africa's smallholder farmers Can new technologies reduce the cost of training for Africa’s smallholder farmers, with a significant positive impact on agribusinesses and, therefore, on the farmers they work with? The jury is still out, but the idea was tested recently when AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) hosted a Knowledge Sharing Workshop in Kampala.
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August 30, 2018
AgDevCo welcomes new funding from the British government AgDevCo’s plans to expand its portfolio of sustainable investments in African agriculture.
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July 24, 2018
AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit to impact a further 58,500 smallholder farmers in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia The SDU operates alongside AgDevCo’s core activity of providing long-term debt and equity to SMEs.
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June 6, 2018
Blog post: Three practical steps agribusinesses can take to help close the gender gap in smallholder outgrower schemes In this blog post, Sandi Roberts explains three practical steps agribusinesses can take to help close the gender gap in smallholder outgrower schemes. 
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April 10, 2018
AgDevCo invests a further $2.3m into SFEL AgDevCo is pleased to announce a further investment of US$2.3m into SFEL. 
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January 22, 2018
AgDevCo invests in clean energy scheme in Tanzania to power local tea factory AgDevCo is pleased to announce it has closed a $2.5 million investment in the Suma Hydro project, a 1 mega-watt (MW) hydroelectric power plant in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands. 
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December 13, 2017
AgDevCo invests further US$1.95 million in Katito, Northern Zambia Agricultural Hub AgDevCo, an impact investor, announced a second-round investment of US$1.95m into Katito Farming Enterprises Limited (“Katito”) in Mbala, Northern Zambia. This follows an investment of US$5.05m in 2016. 
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December 1, 2017
Podcast: Mastercard Foundation In this interview, Sandi Roberts explains how helping agribusinesses in Africa can help smallholder farmers produce more and increase their incomes.
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November 8, 2017
AgDevCo Announces Partnerships in Senegal and Mozambique to Boost Smallholder Farmer Incomes AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) today announced new partnerships with a Senegalese rice miller and a Mozambican livestock company. 
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October 18, 2017
AgDevCo Invests in Rwandan Poultry Company Uzima is an early-stage poultry company which provides day old chicks to smallholder farmers throughout Rwanda.
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September 4, 2017
AgDevCo invests in a rehabilitated Mozambican-owned banana plantation with $1.5m AgDevCo is pleased to announce a $1.5m investment into Citrum. 
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August 29, 2017
AgDevCo invests in Katito Farming Enterprises Limited, Mbala AgDevCo is pleased to announce a $5.05m investment into Katito Farming Enterprises Limited (Katito).
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August 21, 2017
AgDevCo Invests in Ugandan Maize and Cassava Miller, Talian Company AgDevCo is pleased to announce a $450,000 debt investment into a Ugandan milling business, Talian Company Limited.
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July 24, 2017
AgDevCo invests in Tanzanian poultry business, Kingchick Poultry AgDevCo is pleased to announce a $255,000 debt investment into Tanzanian poultry business, Kingchick Poultry.
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June 19, 2017
RMG Concept Ltd invests $1.75m in the Babator Farming Company Ltd RMG Concept Ltd (“RMG”), a leading West African agribusiness group, has completed the purchase of 70% of the shares of the Babator Farming Company Ltd (“BFC”) for a total investment of $1.75m.
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March 20, 2017
AgDevCo and CDC invest US$11.5m in Jacoma Estates Group to Expand its Malawian Farming Operations New investment will bring irrigation and access to export markets for local farmers.
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March 6, 2017
AgDevCo successfully exits first phase of irrigated sugar and food crops project in Malawi Four years ago, AgDevCo took a pioneering risk by investing half a million dollars in a newly formed smallholder farmer co-operative, called the Phata Co-operative, in southern Malawi.
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February 22, 2017
AgDevCo Invests in Rwandan Mushroom Grower Kigali Farms grows high quality mushrooms for the regional markets and supports over 1,700 smallholder producers.
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October 4, 2016
AgDevCo Invests $1.6m in Malawi sugarcane out growers cooperative Phata Sugarcane Outgrowers Cooperative is replicating the very successful first phase of its business plan by expanding its membership by an additional 880 farmers.
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September 5, 2016
AgDevCo Invests $1.5m in Malawi Peanut Factory Afri-Industries Limited aims to revive Malawi’s groundnut export industry, with benefits for tens of thousands of smallholder farmers.  
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May 18, 2016
AgDevCo Invests $1.1m in Zambian Feedlot Ilobezi Limited aims to provide a reliable market for smallholder cattle and sunflower seed in Zambia’s Southern Province. The company, Ilobezi Limited, is a growing feedlot purchasing cattle from indigenous farmers. Additionally, Ilobezi will purchase sunflower seed from smallholders, while providing support in the form of improved seed and extension services. Offering farmers an alternative crop such as sunflower, which is less prone to drought, will allow farmers to diversify, making them more resilient to climate change while improving incomes.  
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December 15, 2015
AgDevCo Launches US$15.4 Million Initiative to Boost Smallholder Farmer Incomes in Africa AgDevCo, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, today announced a US$15.4 million initiative to boost the incomes of smallholder farmers in seven African countries (Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia)
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November 10, 2015
AgDevCo Tanzania Investee Receives Major Honour and a Grant EA Fruits Farm & Company Limited, an investee business of AgDevCo in Tanzania has received the Environment Award at the 2015 African Entrepreneurship Awards in Marrakech. 
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September 14, 2015
AgDevCo invested $375,000 in Gee's Fresh Point, Ghana. Gee's is a processor and marketer of frozen speciality meat purchased from small-scale farmers in Northern Ghana.
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September 3, 2015
New gasification plant at Kilombero Plantations Limited in Tanzania An $850,000 loan from AgDevCo and DFID financed a 500 KW gasification plant at Kilombero Plantations Limited in Tanzania.
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June 3, 2015
KfW, AgDevCo and Root capital launch a $15 million lending facility for African agribusinesses
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May 28, 2015
ECA participates in issuance of the first live Warehouse Receipt for White Maize in Mozambique
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February 2, 2015
AgDevCo Invests USD 2m in Malawian Macadamia Nut Company
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November 25, 2014
AgDevCo announces a USD 2.0 million investment into a Malawian macadamia farm AgDevCo, a social impact agribusiness investor, today announced a USD 2.0 million debt investment into a Malawian macadamia farm, as part of a USD 6.0 million financing round. 
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October 9, 2014
Blog post: Chris Isaac's latest blog post on EVPA website
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June 6, 2014
AgDevCo invests USD 1.5m into RAC AgDevCo is delighted to announce a USD 1.5 million investment into Rungwe Avocado Company (RAC), an avocado growing and export business based in Tukuyu, in the Rungwe region of southwest Tanzania.   
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November 5, 2013
AgDevCo enters three co-investment partnerships with Tanzanian businesses AgDevCo is pleased to confirm that we are entering into three co-investment partnerships with Tanzanian businesses.
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September 26, 2013
AgDevCo celebrates its 4th anniversary AgDevCo celebrated its 4th anniversary by bringing together donors, investors, practitioners and others focused on the development of a sustainable agriculture sector in Africa.
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July 8, 2013
Minister Mark Simmonds announces £10 m of DFID funding to be chanelled through AgDevCo UK Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds announced that £10 million (USD 15 million) of funding for agricultural investment from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) will be channelled through AgDevCo.
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June 18, 2013
The UK Government invests £50 million into AgDevCo The UK Government's £50 million investment into AgDevCo will benefit 650,000 people across Africa through the development and expansion of 45 agri-businesses.
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June 8, 2013
UK Government to provide £50 million to help AgDevCo set up a new SME fund The UK government will provide £50 million to help AgDevCo set up a new fund which will invest in agricultural SMEs, smallholder farmes and new agribusiness ventures.
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May 23, 2013
AgDevCo sets up irrigated demonstration fields in Ghana AgDevCo has set up irrigated demonstration fields to ascertain whether commercially viable yields of grains, including maize, soya, sorghum and rice are attainable in the dry season in Ghana.
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February 18, 2013
AgDevCo cited in the latest issue of Spore Magazine AgDevCo was cited in the latest issue of Spore Magazine, a publication covering agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
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February 15, 2013
AgDevCo cited in Lynne Featherstone's latest blog post AgDevCo was cited in DFID Minister Lynne Featherstone's latest blog post "Mobile Money Opens Up New Opportunities for Mozambique's Small and Medium Businesses".
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February 13, 2013
BAGC announces three new initiatives On the occasion of a visit to Maputo by the United Kingdom's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the BAGC is delighted to announce three new initiatives which will link Mozambican farmers to profitable markets.
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