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Given the resource constraints of governments on the continent, the private sector, both domestic and foreign, has a potentially important role to play in financing agricultural investments on the continent, to enable countries to realize the potential of the agriculture sector for economic growt

Grow Africa held a fruitful engagement with the European Union (EU) Delegation to South Africa for the purposes of fostering collaboration in the area of investment in African agribusiness.

Mr Ibrahim Gourouza-Magagi, Grow Africa’s Regional Head of West Africa presented to Mr Yacouba Dembele, Director General of the Office National de Development de la Riziculture en Côte d'Ivoire, the $30,000 financial agreement between the NEPAD Agency and the latter.

Mainstreaming private sector action into NAIPs in post CAADP Malabo implementation

The rolling out of the Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework (CAP-F) in the selected pilot countries is proceeding at a commendable pace, with Ghana being the latest country added to the list.  

Following the launch of the first inclusive pineapple Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) in Benin by Grow Africa in September 2017, Grow Africa and IDH held a validation workshop on the market opportunities for the commercial production of pineapple in Benin conducted by Dalberg Consulting.  

The Africa Leasing Group (portfolio managers), Stansfield Motors Limited (technical partners) and the New Finance Bank (NFB) (financier) have signed a four-year Letter of Intent with Grow Africa, representing investments of over US $ 2.5 Million in Malawi.

The mango sector in Burkina Faso has the potential to improve incomes and livelihoods of smallholder producers. 

Today, agriculture accounts for 32% of gross domestic product in Africa. Agriculture and agribusiness together could be a $1 trillion sector in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030, up from $313 billion in 2010.

“Through the National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) ICT platform, Viazi-Soko, I have been able to sell my potatoes at Ksh 10 per kg while other farmers who sold outside the platform sold at Ksh  6.7 per Kg” said Mr David Kimotho, a member of Green Silver potato farmer group in Nyandarua County,