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Investment Projects

ProAfrica invests in agribusiness projects offering social returns to all stakeholders. ProAfrica identifies and develops commercially viable social business opportunities and provides hands-on technical and management support. Projects are financed by equity participation, venture capital provided by private and institutional investors and subvention programs..

Portfolio

Savannah Orchid - Malawi

In 2011 Savannah Orchid has been established, Malawi’s first vanilla growing company. ProAfrica is co-financing a three-year start-up phase. This phase includes the set up of a plantation for the cultivation and curing of vanilla beans. The plan provides for the construction of a 2,250 square meter shade hall and 2 hectares of vanilla production under various natural shade trees. Aim of this pilot phase is to develop an optimal production system and to increase plant material in order to further expand Savannah Orchid’s production capacity. Next phases include expansion to a commercially viable vanilla plantation and the establishment of a vanilla out-growers program. The first phase of this investment is expected to create 15 direct jobs, seasonal jobs for local unskilled labourers and opportunities for local suppliers.