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.

10 August 2011

More funds targetting African agriculture businesses

South Africa's Oppenheimer family and Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings have set up a $300 million private equity fund to invest primarily in consumer goods and agricultural sectors across Africa. The 50/50 joint venture named Tana Africa Capital will target Africa's growing young population and also focus on agricultural production and processing of farm produce. More from Reuters Africa.