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Phatisa Food Fund 2 gets AfDB backing, targets 22% net returns

As the South African-based manager progresses towards its $300m target, we zoom in on the fund’s terms.

Zimbabwe: From bread basket to basket case

Could Mugabe’s departure herald an opening up of the country’s agriculture sector to private investors?

AgDevCo backs smallholder farmers in Senegal, Mozambique

The impact investor is supporting a Senegalese rice miller and a Mozambican livestock company as part of an $11.5m program complementing its main investment activity.

Syngenta, USAID partner again on food security

The Swiss agrochemicals company and the development agency have renewed their commitment to work together towards developing agriculture in Africa, Asia and Latin America, renewing a partnership that began in 2013.

EIB commits $10m to Ethiopia-focused fund

The investment in Cepheus Growth Capital Partners' maiden vehicle will help boost the country's agriculture and agro-processing sectors.

Flow Equity secures AgDevCo backing to build Rwandan poultry platform

Having received a $3m debt investment from the UK institution, the US firm hopes to attract equity investors to the portfolio.

AfDB to help Benin develop agri, infra sectors

The African Development Bank has committed to making all its operational tools available, including financing, to help the West African country’s economic growth through agri and infrastructure development.

Updated: Africa-focused Silverlands II eyes second deal after hitting $60m third close

The vehicle, which has a $325m hard-cap, is aiming for mid-teen net IRRs.

Chicago Forum: Working capital ‘only starting to dry up’

An examination of global agriculture reveals both encouraging signs of near-term opportunity and large uncertainties about the future, according to panelists at the Agri Investor Forum in Chicago on Wednesday.

Agri investment needed to ‘root out poverty’

Instead of being ‘poverty traps,’ rural areas can drive economic growth in developing countries, the FAO says.