Agriculture Enterprises

Support for small- and medium-sized African business that serve the agriculture sector

Why agriculture enterprises?

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Stronger connections to local farm supply stores, financial institutions, information services, processors, distributors and other agriculture enterprises large and small can build advanced agriculture markets and generate a wide range of economic opportunities.

By 2030, the market for food on the African continent will be $1 trillion. And if I was starting in business today, I wouldn’t do telephones; I would go into agriculture.

Strive Masiyiwa, AGRA Board Chair and CEO of Econet Wireless

What we’re doing

AGRA is committed to keeping small, family-owned farms as the major food producers of Africa, but doing so will require surrounding them with a wide range of agriculture enterprises that provide support to improve production and access to markets to earn income from their surplus.

  • We support business development services for small- and medium-size African-owned agribusinesses.
  • We help local agribusiness attract investments to make capital improvements—such as purchasing new milling machinery and expanding warehouse space.
  • We link traders to farmers and farm organizations to create business opportunities for smallholder growers.
  • We partner with African Enterprise Challenge Fund and Grow Africa to make agriculture markets accessible for smallholder farmers.