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.

22 January 2010

Stretching from Mozambique into Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi, the Beira agricultural corridor should bring a breadbasket its route to market. Viable projects that bring together private and donor funds to catalyse infrastructure investment are vital to scale up Africa’s agricultural potential, says Sean de Cleene of Yara International.

"On the Beira corridor, we have been working with the government of Mozambique, InfraCo, Technoserve, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Transfarm, the World Bank and the African Development Bank, amongst others, to draw up an initial corridor investment blueprint. This spells out infrastructure and agriculture investment opportunities, with concrete proposals for how they could be financed". Africa Report article.