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A blog post sharing achievements and lessons learned on how to engage women more effectively in the value chain. Four agribusinesses (including AgDevCo investees) across various value chains share their insights.
A blog post about how AgDevCo supports investees to build capacity on business integrity and fraud prevention.
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.
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).
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).
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.
Inputs distributor Agrigrow has doubled its sales in Tanzania with a Facebook campaign supported by AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AgDevCo’s investments don’t just generate direct impact, they can also transform markets.