Agribusiness Dealroom for SMES

Committed to Agricultural transformation across Africa


The Agribusiness Dealroom is a matchmaking platform that convenes stakeholders from the entire eco-system to facilitate partnerships and investments in African agriculture. It specifically supports governments and SMEs with access to finance and partnership opportunities. The Dealroom is expected to annually attract over 800 companies, 15 government delegations and 150 public and private investors exploring a wide range of investment opportunities.

The Deal platform showcases SMEs looking for investment opportunities, investors looking to invest in the agriculture sector and government led investment opportunities for both private sector investors and large institutional investors.


  1. Sector: Agribusinesses with a clear link to smallholder farmers. This could include, but is not limited to, companies involved in the provision of inputs, primary production, enabling
    (e.g., agriculture logistics, aggregation platforms, irrigation, cold storage,
    financial services), value addition, digital platforms etc.
  2. Country: The enterprise must be directly active within the African continent or be planning to expand into the region in the next 12-18 months.
  3. Stage of business: Post-revenue/proof of concept with a product in the market and an existing customer base. The enterprise must have plans to scale operations in the next 12-24 months.
    Enterprises must have a clear business model and must also be looking for financing (e.g., debt, equity financing, etc.)

Other Criteria to be Considered

  1. Youth development: Does the enterprise support youth development and employment opportunities?
  2. Gender inclusion:Is the enterprise female-owned and/or managed? How does the project promote gender inclusion and employment?
  3. Environmental impact: Does the enterprise promote a healthy agricultural landscape?
  4. Smallholder impact:How does the enterprise promote sustainably improved production systems, increased food security, diversified economic opportunities, effective financial services, and social protection systems for smallholders?
  5. Collaboration: Does the enterprise have potential or existing collaboration partnerships with the private sector or NGO partners?
  6. Inclusive growth: Does the enterprise enhance inclusive growth through community buy in/engagement?
  7. Technology acquisition: Does the enterprise propel the acquisition and transfer of technology to the region? Opportunities for follow-on financing and replication: How will the enterprise use its investment, and are there opportunities for additional funding?


May 7, 2023
Program dates Apr 3 - May 7, 2023
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Targets Africa
Agribusiness, Clean technology and energy, Environmental services, Utilities, Manufacturing, Financial services, Accounting services, Adtech, Agritech, Animation, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Biotechnology and medical research, Blockchain, Business services, Cloud solutions, Computer games, Computer software, Connectivity, Construction, Construction and manufacturing, Consulting and business development, Diversified services, E-commerce, E-learning, E-sports, EdTech, Enterprise software, Fintech, Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services, HealthTech, ICT, Information technology, Internet, Internet of things (IoT), Machine learning, Marketing and PR, Medical equipment and supplies, Mobile, New media, Online analytics, Online payment processing, Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, Quantum computing, Smart city solutions, Software as a Service, Telecom, Transport and logistics, UAVs (drones), Virtual reality
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