Agricultural Value Chains



Business-led Agricultural Development//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , Events , IGD In the News

IGD Vice President Helen Mant recently contributed to a blog series produced by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs during its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, DC. Mant describes how business-led development in agriculture has the potential to generate significant, sustainable socio-economic impact and highlights IGD AGINVEST, a new… Read More


IGD Interview: Pat Devenish, Group CEO, AICO Africa Limited//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , IGD In the News , IGD Members

At the recent IGD Frontier 100 Forum in Cape Town, Frontier Leader Pat Devenish, Group CEO of Zimbabwe-based agribusiness company AICO Africa Limited, spoke with IGD about his company’s growth strategy and shared his views on the ample opportunities for increased investment in Africa. Devenish is extremely bullish about growth… Read More


Frontier Leaders Discuss Agribusiness & Power at the IGD Frontier 100 Forum//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , Events , IGD Frontier 100 Forum , IGD In the News , Power

The start of the IGD Frontier 100 Forum in Cape Town was a terrific success. It was exciting to see so many inspiring Frontier Leaders who are committed to making catalytic investments in Africa with the potential to dramatically improve lives and build communities. The Forum opened with concurrent sessions… Read More


Achieving the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture

  During its annual meeting in Davos last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released a report outlining the progress made by its New Vision for Agriculture—a global initiative to promote food security, sustainability and economic opportunity through increased collaboration and investment in agriculture. Of particular interest to IGD is… Read More


Food to fork poultry production in Chad//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , IGD News

Through our Agricultural Value Chains initiative, IGD is working with companies to generate on-the-ground investments in African agribusiness that will result in increased food security and improved incomes for smallholder farmers across Africa. Novus, an IGD member and participant in this initiative, recently announced support for a modern poultry complex… Read More


Seed Co Launches Smallholder Farmer Initiative in Tanzania//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , Events , IGD News

On August 22, Dave Clements, Managing Director, East Africa of Seed Co (a subsidiary of IGD member company AICO Africa Limited) convened a working group with representatives from Yara, Syngenta, Bayer, Fintrac, USAID, DFID, and Oxfam in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The meeting was held to discuss opportunities for increasing… Read More

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