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Our company YES FOR DOING GOOD (KIVIKEUJA) CO. LTD is looking for Agro-Business partner from US in areas of Grain and Hay production and storage; rice and maize farming; animal farming  - Diary and Buy-Fattening and Sell. If any company is interested you may reach us at:






Our company registration is: No. 95454


You might be interested in a new United Nations report titled “Impact Investment in Africa: Trends, Constraints, Opportunities.” The report assesses the opportunities that a relatively new impact investment sector faces and includes examples on how to support and grow the sector. Of note is page 23, which summarizes the types of impact investors, from development finance institutes such as the African Development bank, fund managers such as Acumen and Root Capital, and foundations such as Tony Elumelu and Gates Foundation, to institutional investors such as Equity Bank and JP Morgan. Appendix 2 of the report provides more detail on the investors, intermediaries, and accelerators that make up this sector….a very handy guide. Look it over and please reach out to see if we can help with any of these contacts!

Our organization Haitihelpers is working near Ranquitte, Haiti in a village called Bas Pinal. We are purchasing 200 water irrigation supply kits for the 200 families there but the problem is getting water for these. Is there any way your organization can help us with a grant for digging wells in this area? Or do you have a suggestion for us? We are a 501(c)3 and a non-profit in Haiti.


Thank you, Brenda Cooper



A documentary about a tool of poverty eradication in Bangladesh.

A farmer's tale

Success story of Chi-Farms Aquaculture Project

“I always spent my money for my fishes, but I never knew if I was making a profit. Now I track my expenses every day and I know how to manage my farm to be profitable.” Mrs. Bolanle Adesina is part of the Aquaculture Empowerment Program by Chi Farms (Nigeria). Chi Farms aims to increase the supply of fresh catfish in Nigeria by building the capacity of small holder fish farmers. At the same time Chi Farms invests into the expansion of its catfish juvenile hatcheries and its feed mill. This project is a partnership of Chi Farms in conjunction with Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation a USAID funded programme. This USAID programme helps to commercialize agricultural innovations in small holder markets. This programme would support small holder catfish farmers in the Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria. This project is vital because fish is one of the main dietary component of Nigerian families. The projects helps in diversifying the fish market and reduces importation. This would lead to increase of income for the smallholder farmers thereby contributes to the long term goal of stable fish supply in Nigeria.

Bolanle Adesina is one of the farmers that Chi Farms has partnered with. She has been active in fish farming for three years. However, the trainings by Chi Farms are her first professional trainings on fish farming. During the six full training days all aspects of the growing cycle were covered. She learnt about site selection and pond preparation which helps when choosing a pond site to avoid flooding. She learnt about pond preparation and stocking which enlightened her on steps to take before stocking the pond with juveniles. She learnt about water quality management and its importance to the survival of fish which helped her to reduce mortality and increase growth rate. She learnt about fish nutrition and feeding which enlightened her on importance of feeding the juveniles at the right time to enhance growth. She learnt about fish health management and its importance in order to reduce mortality. She learnt about record keeping and the importance to keep track of what is spent. She learnt about fish farming as a business and its profitability. She has noticed an improvement in the FCR of her fishes and reduction in mortality rate. This is because of improvement in her feeding methods and not over feeding. This controls buildup of ammonia caused by food waste and helps in health management of the fishes.IMG-20170710-WA0011.jpg

Mrs. Adesina Bolanle, Location: 10 Bakare Street, Eleja Sagamu


Mr. and Mrs. Odubawo who were also participants of the training have been into catfish farming for 5 years. They have decided to take part in the production partnership with Chi Farms. The motivation for Mr. and Mrs. Odubawo is the interest rate been paid on the loan, which Chi Farms has provided for inputs, which is about 2.5% monthly. This kind of loan facility is not obtainable from Nigerian banks. The Commercial banks charges at least 5% monthly interest on every loan while the Micro finance banks charges about 10% monthly interest. Under this formal agreement they receive juveniles, feed and water testing kits on credit from Chi Farms, eliminating the need to seek financing from other institutions. In return they supply their catfish to Chi Farms at a pre-agreed price. The pre- agreed price is constant throughout the cycle. The price of 1kg catfish presently is 550 – 600 Naira while the pre-agreed price is 750Naira. This guarantees that the farmers make profit and could sell at higher prices.


Mr. & Mrs. Odubawo, Location: Jesuwalaye Street, off Ayepe Road


Chi Farms is bringing most of the procured catfish to the Lagos metropolis with its 20 million inhabitants. The company provides the life catfish to hotels and restaurants and recently also launched various processed food products based on catfish. This partnership Chi Farms have with the small holder farmers would ensure consistent availability of catfish. In total over 1,000 catfish farmers in Southern and Northern Nigeria will benefit from the partnership with Chi Farms.

This interesting article by Jim Budzynski of MacroGrain Partners presents a good summary of the trends in ag investing in the past decade. He briefly discusses four categories of ag investors: institutional, venture capital, private equity and strategics, and argues that although there has been significant investment play in agriculture from each, that none represent the ideal model because what agtech companies need are investments with  atl least 10-year investing horizons, low debt leverage, a build and hold model, and a focus on value creation not build-to-sell. He is looking, and I suggest that he wander over to the social capital space which has investors with social impact goals and more long-term outlooks for their portfolios. The challenge is to match the agtech with the objectives of the social impact fund, such as improving climate resilience or lessening the impact of ag on water or land use. Partnering for Innovation will be visiting SOCAP 2017 with four of our partners this year, looking for interested investors. Jim, why don't you join us?

See a press conference here: Press conference.wmv - Google Drive

See another video here reported by another senior  journalist: YOUTHS CAN SUCCEED IN CAMEROON.mp4 - Google Drive

These two videos are examples of some of my press conferences amongst others and were carried out in 2015.



Posted by modeline Jul 25, 2017

I have developed a products which I branded CLASSIC VEGETABLE OIL from palm kernel oil and REMEDY SWALLOW Using cassava blended with soybeans,coconut oil and plantain but Need fund to procure the necessary  machines needed. Please investors  should come in for they are highly profitable from Nigeria. 


Thanks and best Regards. 

Mrs. Nwafor Ukamaka Modelineonyinye 





Posted by emmanuel Jul 25, 2017

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Interested? Contact me for a link on how to get them.

This report about impact investing in West Africa may be helpful to members. It is from 2015 but provides a solid overview. The report includes the following:


1. “Overview” provides a high-level outline of the political, economic, and investment climate of the region or country.


2. “Supply” outlines findings related to the volume of impact investing capital deployed to date—broken down by sector, instrument, and deal size. It describes the key barriers and opportunities identified by impact investors interviewed for this study and outlines impact measurement and reporting practices.


3. “Demand” describes the characteristics of impact investment recipients, as well as their needs for, and the perceived barriers to, accessing capital.


4. “Ecosystem” describes the regulatory environment for impact investing and the key actors involved in enterprise and investor support.


This report is the in a series of regional market landscaping studies published by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) that seek to address the lack of data available on impact investing in emerging economies. The first such report focused on South Asia, the second examined East Africa, while a forthcoming report will examine Southern Africa.


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