Maximising the Impact of Outgrower Schemes - Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons from the AECF
This learning paper reviews the experience of out-grower projects funded by the AECF. Out-grower projects are a significant segment of the entire AECF portfolio, with 51 projects in 14 countries with a total commitment of USD$33.4 M.
Creating opportunities for decent work in the AECF's agribusiness portfolio
The learning paper examines the impact agribusinesses funded by Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) have had on creating opportunities for decent work. To demonstrate wider market systems impact, value chains of three AECF funded agribusiness are showcased. The paper highlights key lessons and provides recommendations for AECF.
Exclusive interview with Dr. Paul Greener: Funding ideas for agricultural resilience
Dr Paul Greener, explains the role of challenge funds in stimulating the market to provide solutions to social problems. By investing in innovative ideas of small and medium enterprises in Africa, AECF is promoting agricultural resilience and transformation.