PCP has the pleasure to announce the first closing of our 4th Impact Fund, the Yield Uganda Investment Fund, devoted to small and growing agribusinesses with a total committed amount of €12m. The Fund is anchored by €10m from the European Union (EU) through the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and €2m committed by the National Social Security Fund Uganda (NSSF).
AACF’s investors are the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Social Finance and USAID. The investors have collectively invested US$25 million for the fund plus a technical assistance facility of US$1.5 million from USAID. AACF invests in high growth business in the agricultural value chains in East Africa. AACF has invested in 8 businesses in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi.
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is the sole investor in ASIF where it invested US$12 million. ASIF’s mandate is to provide affordable risk capital to seed companies to improve the delivery of quality certified seed to smallholder farmers. ASIF invests in qualifying business in eight countries namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia. ASIF is now fully invested with 13 investees across the East and Southern African region.
AAC was established as an investment company in 2005 with the following investors: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Volksvermogen NV, a Belgian investor. The investors collectively invested US$9 million in AAC.
AAC invested in high-growth SMEs, achieving a commercial return which while impacting large numbers of smallholder farmers by bringing them into markets. The fund fully invested the US$9 million in 16 businesses.