February 25

AgDevCo Secures $90 Million of DFI Funding to Further Invest in African Agribusinesses to Deliver Jobs, Incomes, and Food

AgDevCo, the specialist investor in early-stage African agribusinesses, today announced a $90m package of new funding from the CDC Group, Norfund and DFC which will allow AgDevCo to continue to grow its investment activities in agriculture across Sub-Saharan Africa. This is in addition to the announcement of supplementary funding of up to $5.4m from CDC, Norfund and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) for AgDevCo’s integrated technical assistance facility.

Established in 2009, AgDevCo’s vision is a thriving commercial African agriculture sector that benefits people, economies, and the environment. The organisation contributes to this goal by providing investment capital and technical assistance to grow sustainable and impactful businesses across the agricultural value chain. In doing so, it aims to promote resilience, gender equality and the production of better-quality, more nutritious food.

Photo courtesy of Mozambique – Massaca Reservoir Water Collection Agric – John Hogg.

Source: CDC Group (link opens in a new window)

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