The LadyAgri Impact Investment Hub provides agri-businesses with technical capacity building. and support at all stages of their growth cycle. Through the work of our members, field experts, and investment team, we:
Identify and assess risks for women led agri-business projects.
Assess and assist women ensuring their projects have a scalable social, environmental and climate-resilient business model.
Provide technical assistance, in the form of training and coaching to support women agri-entrepreneurs to raise capital and reach bankable status.
Accompany our LadyAgri investees throughout their financing journey.
Provide a platform for public and private investors and investees to discuss projects.
Undertake market studies and gap analysis for funds or private companies to assess the situation of women-led value chains they are considering for investment.
Support agri-businesses who wish to invest in strengthening their supply chains with a gender lens.
Provide financial and agri-business market advice on how to position agri-products, run an ethical and sustainable agri-business and agri-service positively impacting women.
Pillar 2: We link women in agri-business to the finance community
The LadyAgri Impact Investment Hub holds a valuable pipeline of projects ready for investment. Through the work of our investment and technical advisory team, we:
Link our most promising agri-business entrepreneurs with the finance community, social responsible investors that commit to our principles of investing for impact.
Work with international financial service providers providing, debt, equity, mezzanine finance as well as insurance products.
Pre-vet the projects with LadyAgri technical experts before presenting them to any investment officers.
Defend the interests of the agri-businesses and only facilitate access to socially responsible investors who wish to accelerate their gender lens investment portfolio.
Serve as a bridge between the public investment and private investment by sourcing, vetting, carrying out risk assessments through our network of experts in African Caribbean and Pacific countries.
Work with local commercial banks with a gender lens and interest in growing their agri-business portfolio and women SME customer base.
Bridge the investment risk gap by securing institutional funds and first loss guarantees through local financial institutions.
Pillar 3: B2B Agri-business and Food Technology Partnerships
The LadyAgri Impact Investment Hub encourages private sector actors to become partners. Through the work of our field experts and technical advisory team, we:
Facilitate B2B partnerships with agri-business buyers and suppliers of agricultural technical equipment or know-how and provide access to production & processing technology.
Establish partnerships geared towards agri-enterprise modernisation and competitive needs.
Assist European SME’s, Agri-business companies with identifying possibilities of adaptation of their technologies to meet the needs of the African, regional, local, agricultural sector.
Work with private companies wishing to increase their gender-focus and impact.
Boost the gender lens in support provided to commodity agri-value-chains ie cocoa and coffee.
Provide government and public relations support, to ensure compliancy and alignment with trade policies and raise awareness amongst.