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Kahawa Bora: Building capacity and providing se...

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

The Kahawa Bora project aims to train 10,000 farmers in Good Agricultural Practices while paying special attention to income diversification, manag

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Africa Agriculture Development Company

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:30

Africa Agriculture Development Company (AgDevCo) invest debt and equity in African Agribusinesses to create jobs, improve food security and boost prosperity. Overview AgDevCo consider investments in primary agriculture or processing for crops, livestock and fisheries. It operates across the agricultural value chain: inputs: supplying farmers with inputs to create benefits along the supply chain. These include seed and equipment companies, financial intermediaries and suppliers of supporting infrastructure, such as power and water primary production: helping farmers to manage their crops and livestock more effectively, including bespoke schemes, such as irrigation and improved local food security processing: improving farming practices and governance systems for immediate financial benefit and to secure future sustainable partnerships storage, marketing and distribution: connecting farmers to long-term market opportunities and improving logistics, warehousing and transportation to facilitate cost-effective supply What the fund will achieve AgDevCo’s mission is to reduce poverty and improve food security. How to apply Details available on the AgDevCo website Background AgDevCo will support early-stage businesses (e.g. with less than 5 years’ operating history) if there is a proven business model and a strong management team. They do not consider investments below $250,000 unless there is potential for rapid growth. For larger investments, they require a full business plan and complete financial operating history. AgDevCo are able to make direct investments in any of the 8 countries in which it currently operates (Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). AgDevCo can consider investment outside of these countries in partnership with established businesses that have a regional presence and a proven capability to operate on the ground.

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