investment

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 November 2017 at 09:53

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Do you own or know any one who has an agro-processing company that has existed for atleast 1 year and having annual turnover of atleast Shs 200,000,000, apply for mezzanine or equity financing of up to Shs 3,000,000,000/=.  

Apart from providing patient capital to agro-processing companies, COSEF also provides comprehensive Business Development Services (BDS) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) improvements to enable companies grow.

Visit our website-http://www.cosefuganda.org to read more about our investment criteria and contact information.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 7 November 2017 at 08:51

Hi everyone, I'm really glad and also excited for joining this network. I'm Dharma, and currently as CEO Vestifarm. We're helping farmers to get capital from investors in the city through a digital platform. We're now one of the most-hyped agriculture investment platform with thousands of investors looking for agriculture project that can be invested every month. I'm hoping to collaborate with anyone of you who are willing to foster agriculture sector in Indonesia. Nice to see you all

Dharma Anjarrahman Thanks for the warm welcoming Janine Schoeman & Maula Paramitha Wulandaru :) I'm very interested with your platform, because i believe it is very improtant to keep the agriculture ecosystem being connected to each other. I still learn myself to use your platform. Does Agri Pro Focus have some community empowerment programs specifically to farmers? We are very happy and open for farmers if they need some funding to scale-up their project. And are you open for some coffee meeting? just for keeping in touch. Thanks in advance :)

2 months 2 weeks ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Coffee talk would be nice, you are very welcome to stop by to our office in Jl Kemang Selatan XII No.1 (Hivos office) or we could arrange it in Kuningan as well. I will email you.Regarding the direct program to farmers, we have some members who done that in several commodities like coffee, pig, palm sugar, cattle and horticulture. We also have young farmers too.. I believe your business will match to them.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Agus Riyanto Hi Dharma AnjarrahmanThanks for introduction your self, I am Agus riyanto and nice to meet you here, base on your info,  i already send to your email : opportunity in agricultural business, hope you can check and feedback. :)

2 months 1 week ago

Dharma Anjarrahman Thanks for the email Agus Riyanto, very well-received and it's on our review. We will reply and attach our feedback to you soon. :)

2 months 1 week ago

Agus Riyanto Thank Dharma Anjarrahman for your willingness to review my proposal, hope can match with your platform and or your future vision.  

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 8 August 2017 at 03:46

Success Story: Wamis Agro Seed Enterprise

Wamis Agro Seed Enterprise is a Zambian owned enterprise specialized in quality seed legumes (Soya beans, Groundnuts, Cow peas and Sugar Beans) production using the farmer out grower scheme. Wamis was introduced to AgriProFocus Network with the objective of accessing finances. This followed the need to secure funding to purchase Soya beans seed from the farmers that were on their out grower scheme.

Wamis initially secured funding from ILO and FAO which facilitated the mobilization and establishment of a farmer out grower scheme in Chibombo area. However, Wamis faced a major challenge in purchasing the soya seed from the farmers when it was ready. They needed finances to purchase up to 25 metric tonnes of soya seed especially bearing in mind that they had a buyer already identified.

AgriProFocus through the Business linkage function facilitated the linkage to an investor who invested a total of K 225 000 in their business. So far they have purcha

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 31 July 2017 at 05:13

The African Development Bank (AfDB) to invest US$24 billion in agriculture

 

President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said this in a speech he delivered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest US $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a strategy for agricultural development in Africa. President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said this in a speech he delivered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Adesina emphasized that the goal of the Bank is to “ensure that Africa feeds itself within 10 years, and unlocks the full potential of its agriculture.” The IITA hosted a series of events to celebrate 50 years of excellence in research. Dignitaries attended the event from across the continent. The Institute recognized Adesina’s immense

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may
23

African Agri Investment Discovery Mission

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 May 2017 to 25 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Millenium Mayfair, London, UK; Hilton Garden Inn, Hong Kong; & The Grand Hyatt, New York, USA

The 3 Outward Missions London: 23 - 25 May 2017 | Hong Kong: 21 - 23 June 2017 | New York: 25 -28 July Comprises a number of high level events, including a one day African Agri Investment Discovery Forum programme, matchmaking meetings with a pre-selected investment community and businesses with an appetite in African agriculture, site visits

They are there to facilitate access to key decision-makers in the agriculture value chain and investment community. The African Agri Investment Discovery Forum is an investor meeting during which African delegates will communicate excitement, metrics and aspirations to potential investors. The format of the meeting seeks to capitalize on the presence of financiers and investor figureheads seeking opportunities in Africa.

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This is a unique opportunity for African stakeholders to:

Showcase African investment opportunities to a carefully selected audience

Meet with key global investors to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 March 2017 at 09:09

Irrigation Managers and Commercial Farm Investors Sought For Three Agribusiness Opportunities in Zambia

The Irrigation Development Support Project (IDSP), an initiative of the Government of Zambia financed by the World Bank, will finance and establish irrigated farming developments at multiple sites in Zambia. A procurement process has now begun to select an irrigation manager and commercial farm investor for three priority sites in Chirundu, Mulfira and Chisamba districts. 


Read more here , also for contacts at IDSP

Isaac Mando

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9 months 1 week ago

Wim Goris hi Isaac, strange I doublechecked myself. Find info here: http://www.agriculture.gov.zm/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=106&Itemid=1578

9 months 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 February 2017 at 09:33

African cities will remain 'closed to the world' without reform and investment, World Bank says

By Sophie Edwards 


imageA view of Kampala, Uganda. Photo by: Mike Freedman / CC BY-NC-ND

Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are among the most expensive in the world for businesses, relative to income levels, and will remain “closed to the world” unless policymakers reform urban land markets and invest in infrastructure, a new report by the World Bank has found.

The number of people living in sub-Saharan African cities is growing rapidly: An additional 187 million people are expected to live in urban areas by 2025, the equivalent of the entire population of Nigeria. However, the economies in these cities are not keeping pace because they are crowded, disconnected and costly, according to “Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the World,” a report published today.

These factors make cities such as Lagos in Nigeria, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and Kampala in Uganda relatively unattractive to investors and entrepreneurs, meaning they produce few goods and services for trade on global and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 February 2017 at 03:49

Are you looking for a small investment business opportunity requiring capital of only Ugx 50,000/- yet with a potential to give returns of up to Ugx 69 million when you follow the pay plan?

Would you like to access wonderful digital books in Agriculture that will help you set up viable Agricultural projects?

If so, then welcome to

www.africanboma.com

If interested in knowing more about how to become part of this, please join the group and get more info at:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/LQDwc6oCJ7ZFVSiKh2MEOL

Note: your sponsor or upline in AFRICANBOMA under which you will sign up is: izyrich

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 January 2017 at 08:59

Launch of the Yield Uganda Investment Fund

25 Jan 2017


The European Union (EU), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) are working together to catalyse investment in the agriculture value chain with the launch today of the Yield Uganda Investment Fund. An initial EUR12mn (UGX46bn) has been made available to provide much needed access to capital for small and medium agri-businesses in Uganda.

This new impact Fund, being arranged by Deloitte Uganda and Pearl Capital Partners Uganda (PCP), is expected to attract additional EUR13mn (UGX49.8bn) by the end of 2017 to reach EUR25mn (UGX95.8bn) in total commitments. Yield is a partnership between public and private investors that will offer innovative and tailored financial solutions, using equity, semi-equity and debt, to about 20 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) having the potential to generate both strong financial returns and significant social impact.

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Denye Ronald This is great idea but in Uganda few project like this have worked and i keep wondering where this money goes even after announcing serious figures like above. Its now national concerned and we are now reaping the results in terms of famine, extreme poverty and few clicks enjoying. Therefore whats set for sector let it be and do so cause our people are dying for sure.

12 months 6 min ago

Lisette van Benthum Dear Denye Ronald, thank you for sharing your concern. The fund was just launched. Too early to show its impact. As a network, with our on- and off-line members, we would like to follow the development in a constructive way. We invite you to follow the start-up of the fund and then share your views on its functioning based on facts.

11 months 4 weeks ago

Noeline Kabasomi Members any one with contact details or website for Uganda Investment Fund? I want to get more information. Thank you 

11 months 2 weeks ago

Lisette van Benthum Dear Noeline Kabasomi, I do not immediately see a website of the fund itself. herewith though a link to a press release with more information and at the bottom some contact information: http://pearlcapital.net/documents/Press_Release_FINAL_Launch_of_Yield.PDF

11 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 19 January 2017 at 01:35

Looking to Invest In The Dairy Industry in Zambia? This Is For You!

We did it in Poultry and we did it in Horticulture, now AgriProFocus in partnership with EKN bring you a  a video on the investment opportunities in the Dairy sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian dairy value chain players and Dutch dairy and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.


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Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Niger
  13 February 2017 to 16 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Initié il y a une douzaine d’années à Bruxelles, l’AFIF a depuis voyagé à travers toute l’Europe: Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Genève, Lisbonne et Paris. L’année dernière le forum fût organisé pour la première fois au Cap en Afrique du Sud avec le soutien entre autres de la BEI (Banque Européenne d’Investissement), du PNUD (Programme de Développement des Nations Unies), de Pfizer Ventures, de l’ICD (Banque Islamique de Développement), de l’IFC (Banque mondiale) et de l’Afreximbank.

L’AFIF 2017 va attirer plus de 300 participants du Kenya, d’Afrique, d’Europe, des Amériques ainsi que du Moyent-Orient, et inclura :

2 jours de Formation pré-conférence pour les entrepreneurs (du 13 au 14 Février), suivis par 2 jours de conférence avec des sessions parallèles interactives et plénières. Les sessions parallèles se concentreront sur l’accès au financement dans des secteurs-clés: agriculture, eau, énergies renouvelables et santé;

Des rencontres B2B utilisant

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 6 January 2017 at 07:18

What are the investment opportunities in the Horticulture Sector?

 AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Horticulture sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian horticulture value chain players and Dutch horticulture and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.

Here it is!  


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 16 December 2016 at 11:27

What are the investment opportunities in the Horticulture Sector?

 AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Horticulture sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian horticulture value chain players and Dutch horticulture and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.

Here it is!  


CHARLES GUMIRA This is a very informative Video. I liked it

10 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 13 December 2016 at 10:52

New Report:  Moving the Needle: Critical Success Factors for Scaling Asset Finance 

Asset financing has emerged as a promising new model for agricultural finance attracting a growing number of investors to the sector. However, small agribusinesses in developing countries still face significant challenges accessing investment capital, including unrealistically high collateral requirements and unaffordable interest rates. With traditional financial institutions providing less than a sixth of the $200 billion required to fund smallholder agribusiness globally, how can small agribusinesses ensure they are best positioned to attract investment and financing? Moving the Needle: Critical Success Factors for Scaling Asset Finance outlines the factors critical for success. 

To access the full report developed by !nspiraFarms - http://www.inspirafarms.com/articles-publications/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 December 2016 at 10:22

New fertiliser plant in Ethiopia by OCP (investor from Morocco)

Article in Financial Times about a $3.7bn OCP investment from Morocco in Ethiopia.

Morocco’s Office Cherifien des Phosphates, the world’s largest phosphate exporter, has signed a deal with Ethiopia to build a $3.7bn fertiliser plant in the east African country. 

OCP, which is 95 per cent state-owned, said the deal was among the largest joint ventures in Africa between two developing economies and would create one of the world’s largest fertiliser facilities, with an initial capacity of 2.5m tonnes.

Link:

https://www.ft.com/content/469b5cd0-af27-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 21 November 2016 at 02:44

Moroccan Company to build $3.7bn Fertilizer Plant in Ethiopia

Morocco’s Office Cherifien des Phosphates is the world’s largest phosphate exporter

Source: Financial Times

Moroccan group hails joint-venture expected to boost east African country’s economy

Office Cherifien des Phosphates has signed a deal with Ethiopia to build a $3.7bn fertiliser plant in the east African country.

OCP, which is 95 per cent state-owned, said the deal was among the largest joint ventures in Africa between two developing economies and would create one of the world’s largest fertiliser facilities, with an initial capacity of 2.5m tonnes.

The plant, which is expected to start producing fertiliser in mid-2022, will make a significant difference to Ethiopia’s agriculture sector, which accounts for 45 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product and 90 per cent of its exports.

Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, currently uses 57kg of fertiliser per hectare of wheat and 34kg

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Posted By in Business Brokering Uganda
Posted 5 October 2016 at 01:38

Happening now! Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT). Over 350 agribusiness stakeholders; 42agriprenuers, 11investors and 13 BDS

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 September 2016 at 10:34

PAINT: TURNING YOUR AGRIBUSINESS PITCH INTO A STORY!

Story telling is a scientifically-proven way to capture a listener's attention and hold it. It makes your pitch unforgettable. So, tell your story and tell it right. You're bound to gain attention, and the funding will follow.

Whether you're looking for investors or to get people interested in your business, your victory depends on your ability to explain what makes your business unique and to catch your listener's attention in less than 2 minutes. One of the most important things a businessperson can do, especially the founder or the general manager or someone who is at the center of the business daily operations is sales and learning how to speak about the business to others. This therefore these two things become the main target for every business that wants to grow.

Are you an entrepreneur? Company? Cooperative?, today AgriProFocus, SNV -The Netherlands Development Organization, B-Space and Netherlands Uganda Trade & Investment Platf

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Bernard Mugume Am glad I will be part of this interesting sessions and i hope to network with investors and financiers to boost Focus Youth Forum Association in agriculture

1 year 3 months ago

Alphaxrd Gitau This is great. We are looking at doing this in Kenya as well with the youth. Would be great to learn from your experience.

1 year 3 months ago

Mugisha Richard I have not seen an immediate impacting event like PAINT, where clients confirm they are converted, where agribusinesses pitches turn into stories

1 year 3 months ago

Alphaxrd Gitau This is great Richard. We need to do this more.

1 year 3 months ago

Posted By in Access to Finance Indonesia
Posted 7 September 2016 at 09:26

Investment in Indonesia

the Negative Investment List


What is the Negative Investment List (DNI)?

The Negative Investment List, Daftar Negatif Investasi (DNI), is compiled by the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, BKPM. It stipulates which sectors are open to foreign investment in Indonesia as well as the percentage of foreign ownership permitted.

In the effort to increase investment in Indonesia and to execute the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the Government of Indonesia has amended the Negative Investment List /DNI recently. These amendments are stipulated in Presidential Decree (Perpres) No. 44 in 2016 that was signed by President Joko Widodo on May 12, 2016. The new decree is meant to substitute the previous decree, Presidential Decree No. 39 in 2014.

The negative investment list indicates the Indonesian business fields which are:

* closed for foreign and domestic investment

* Open for investment with Conditions : Reserved or in Partnership with Micro, Small, and Medium-Scale Enterpris

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 September 2016 at 04:12

How intensive is Dutch investment in Ethiopia?

A documentary broadcasted on EBC highlights how Dutch businesses have successfully invested in Ethiopia.