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29 March 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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17 March 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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26 January 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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19 November 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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18 November 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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21 October 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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16 October 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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8 October 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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29 September 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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29 September 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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22 July 2020
Article: How to break free from the infinite loop of pilotitis

Pilots are a powerful way to design new solutions by testing hypotheses and validating what is actually working. But the true art of pilots is knowing when it's time to scale or bring home a controlled and productive failure.

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21 July 2020
Article: Calculating your tech ROI

There is one factor above all that rules when it comes to relevant technologies: Return on Investment (ROI). Tech should either make you money, or save you money--it's that simple!

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