• Our Programmes


Ongoing Programmes

    Investing in Women in Benin and Burkina Faso

    Investing in Women in Benin and Burkina Faso (IIW-B&BF) is a six-year gender transformative and economic inclusion programme funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to improve women entrepreneurs’ participation and economic resilience in a greener economy.

    Seed for Impact - Tanzania Window

    The Seed for Impact Programme (SIP) – Tanzania Window funded by the Government of Sweden seeks to address the challenges faced by smallholder farmers (SHFs) in accessing seeds of improved and high-yielding climate-resilient crop varieties.

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    Seed for Impact

    Seed for Impact (SIP) is co-funded by AGRA and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), the programme aims to break the cycle of low productivity and poverty among smallholder farmers by expanding access to quality seeds.

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    Finance for Inclusive Growth in Somalia

    The Finance for Inclusive Growth in Somalia (FIG-Somalia) is an EU-Funded pilot programme component under the European Union’s Inclusive Local and Economic Development (ILED) programme.

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    Investing in Women in South Sudan

    The Investing in Women in South Sudan (IIW-SS) is a gender equality and economic inclusion programme that responds to the continuing poverty, food insecurity, and climate vulnerability that these small-scale farmers.

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    Investing in Women in Nigeria

    The Investing in Women in Nigeria (IIW-Nigeria) programme seeks to transform the roles of women operating in various agricultural value chains in Kano State, Nigeria, to increase incomes, improve climate resilience and transform livelihoods.

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Legacy Portfolio

    Agribusiness in Africa Window

    The Agribusiness in Africa Window (AAW) consists of Round 1 that came to a close in 2020 and Round 2 came to a close in 2022.

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    The Tanzania Agribusiness Window

    The Tanzania Agribusiness Window (TZAW) was established to support agricultural businesses in Tanzania to support smallholder farmers to increase their productivity and income.

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    General Window

    The first of AECF’s investment programmes running from 2011, the General Window invested nearly $30m in a wide range of companies across Africa.

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    African Agribusiness Window

    AECF’s flagship agribusiness programme was developed from the success of the preceding General Window and launched in 2012.

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    Research into Business

    The investment programme Research into Business was created as part of a broader UK aid intervention to support the transition of innovative ideas from research into successful commercial enterprises.

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    Zimbabwe Agribusiness Window

    South Sudan Window

    In order to bring the market systems approach to more frontier markets, AECF implemented a small investment window in South Sudan funded by the UK taxpayer.

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    Post Conflict Window

    In response to the start of the South Sudan Window, Sida funded the Post Conflict Window – a programme that sought to provide private sector solutions to countries emerging from longer term conflict. It provided $12.6m in grants to 19 companies in Somaliland, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the DRC, covering a wide range of value chains.

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