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13 May 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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10 May 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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9 May 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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25 April 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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1 April 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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18 March 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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23 January 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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19 November 2018
AgDevCo – Sustainable Development Goals

By investing across agricultural value chains in Africa, AgDevCo is helping businesses find commercial innovative solutions to meet SDGs. 

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9 October 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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30 August 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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24 July 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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17 July 2018
AgDevCo Brochure 2018

Our brochure gives an overview of what we do and how we work. This version was updated in June 2018 and gives details of our portfolio and impact as of this date. Our brochure also includes six short case studies which provide a deeper insight into the impact that our investments have on agribusinesses, rural livelihoods, and agro-economies. Available in both French and English.

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