Centre pivot irrigation for a sugar cooperative with over 1,300 farmer members.
AgDevCo’s investment has helped develop 603-ha of centre pivot irrigation for Phata Sugarcane Outgrowers Cooperative, which has over 1,000 farmer members. Rolled out in two phases, this partnership between the local community, Agricane and AgDevCo, with financial support from the EU, has proven to be a successful business model. This has been driven by the appointment of a professional farm management company, Agricane, to maximise the estate's performance and by securing a long-term off-take agreement which provides a guaranteed market. The cooperative has been consistently profitable and has paid $6.5m of dividends to farmers over the last six years. The impact of Phata on the local community has been significant, providing employment, income, food and access to credit.
|Investment||Total invested||Investment type||Start date|
|Afri-Oils||$4,750,000||Debt / Equity & Technical assistance||2016|
|Farmers World Limited (FWL)||-||Technical assistance||2019|
|Jacoma – Tropha||$6,900,000||Debt / Equity & Technical assistance||2014|
|Kapani||$2,070,000||Debt / Equity||2017|
|Kasinthula||$4,000,000||Debt / Equity||2019|
|Phata Sugar Cooperative||$1,200,000||Debt / Equity||2016|