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Grow Africa reports substantial early impact of agricultural investments

Grow Africa reports substantial early impact of agricultural investments | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

The 2013 Grow Africa Investment Forum, a gathering of 300 leaders from politics, business and civil society, closed today (9 May), “marking a historic shift in the quality and quantity of private-sector commitments to Africa's agricultural development,” said a press release.

The meeting saw companies report on $3.5 billion of investments, supported by Grow Africa, that have been committed across eight countries over the past year. These investments - included in Grow Africa's inaugural annual report that was launched today (9 May) - mark a deliberate step to move Grow Africa into an operational phase by channelling the investment it has generated directly into projects, it said.

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