Whether for profit or social motives - and often both - an increasing number of investors are targeting opportunities in African agriculture. At the same time innovative approaches for deploying aid to support farming businesses linked to smallholders are emerging. This blog provides a snapshot of who is doing what, where and how.

2 October 2009

Enterprise contest for African agriculture goes into third round

The third and latest round of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), which closed in mid-July, has attracted more than 250 applications for the $7m-9m to be disbursed in the form of grants and interest-free loans to projects in Africa’s agricultural and rural sectors. Business Day link.