Less than $250,000
African Agricultural CapitalAfrican Agricultural Capital Contact: Tom. Adlam
African Agricultural Capital (AAC) invests in business principally engaged in the provision of seed or vegetatively propagated products for delivery to markets within ASIF’s geographic area, where investees are able to demonstrate that their products are delivered to a significant number of smallholder farmers. Our mission is to provide affordable and flexible risk capital to seed companies operating in agriculture value chains in eight countries in eastern and southern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) to improve the delivery of quality certified seed to smallholder farmers. AAC investments are made in the form of debt, equity or quasi-equity instruments.
Businesses must have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact. AAC recognises that a number of early-stage seed businesses may not be eligible for investment under the proposed investment criteria above. We have therefore earmarked up to $1 million for small investments of between $50,000 and $150,000, specifically for capital investment in small (normally early-stage) businesses with high potential.
We have a number of investments in organic or natural products as well as agricultural extension and processing including: Bee Natural Uganda, Coetzee Natural Products, Africert, Real IPM (integrated pest management),