Agri-Vie

Study on private equity in agribusiness in Southern Africa

The overall objective of this report is to identify potential interventions to enhance the capacity of newly created private equity funds in agriculture and/or agribusiness in Africa, especially the stimulation of technical assistance to agricultural value chains.

Agri-Vie, with Herman Marais

Agri-Vie, a private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments - including farmland - in subSaharan Africa, closed its first fund with participation from Kellogg Foundation, NorFund, IFC and AfDB.

African farms lure overseas investment

45 new private equity funds are planning to invest US$2 billion in African agriculture in the next 3-5 years, according to participants at the Africainvestor Agribusiness Project Summit taking place in Durban

African agricultural finance under the spotlight

African governments need to raise their level of accountability and ensure that they improve and protect their own food security through quid pro quo side-agreements negotiated when they lease or sell their arable land to foreign interests, says Keith Mullin of Thompson Reuters

Agri-Vie bullish on farming in Africa

The global food shortage coupled with vast tracts of surplus arable land in Africa made the continent the world's greatest farming opportunity, Avril Stassen, an investment adviser for Agri-Vie's $100 million (R957 million) agribusiness private equity fund, said last week.