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26 February 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.

25 February 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.

20 February 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.

19 February 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.

12 February 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. 

12 February 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.  

12 February 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.

30 January 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.

22 January 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. 

13 December 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. 

1 December 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.

8 November 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.