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 July 2010

Fund to invest in improved seed production

The West Africa Agricultural Investment Fund (WAAIF) and Injaro Investments Limited (Injaro) have announced the First Closing of the first ever West African fund focused on investing in indigenous seed production companies.

The initial investors in the fund are -The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Lundin for Africa Society, a Vancouver-based foundation. The launch of this fund will provide capital that is desperately needed by West Africa's critical but nascent seed production industry. Link to full article