Why Africa? The agribusiness sector is underdeveloped. Its transformation from subsistence farming to modern, commercial agribusiness is a major long-term opportunity to create positive impact and generate financial returns.
Loans and equity to finance growth of early-stage agribusinesses, including operating costs and capital equipment. We can invest multiple rounds of capital to support growth.
Seasonal loans for working capital directly from AgDevCo or through our sister facility, LAFCo (for amounts less than $2m).
Visit the Lending for African Farming website.
Matching funding to help our investee agribusinesses and others link to smallholder farmers, through our Smallholder Development Unit (SDU).
|Specialist investor with relevant expertise and financial products||Primary production investments (often including processing)||On-the-ground investment and support||Investments not limited by time||Smaller investments, typically overlooked|
|100%||60-70%||2/3||7-10 years||$2m to $10m|
|focus on African agriculture||of portfolio||of AgDevCo staff in Africa||average investment period||average investment range|
Our specialist knowledge of Africa and agriculture, and our ability to make long-term investments, means we are uniquely placed to act as a catalyst for the development of a commercial agriculture sector. We are willing to invest smaller amounts at an earlier stage, accept risk associated with production agriculture and work to a longer timeframe.