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.

25 March 2011

Launch of the 2nd funding round of the Mozambique Catalytic Fund

AgDevCo is pleased to announce the launch of the second funding round for the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor (BAGC) Catalytic Fund. The Catalytic Fund is designed to support commercially-viable agriculture businesses in the Beira corridor in Mozambique which benefit smallholder farmers and local communities. Proposals are now invited from entrepreneurs with business proposals which meet the funding criteria as described on the BAGC website. Amounts of up to $500,000 per business opprtunity are available. The deadline for the submission of funding applications is 15 April 2011.