28 October 2015. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Louis Dreyfus Holding and Bamboo Finance announced a partnership to launch and jointly manage NISABA, a $50 million impact investment fund project with a focus on small- and medium-sized agribusiness enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
NISABA will target a balanced portfolio of countries, activities and commodities, and will invest in financing gaps across the agribusiness value chain in growth markets. The focus will be on businesses that combine social, environmental and financial returns by improving efficiency through access to data, finance and risk mitigation, training and technology innovation; strengthening market access by linking producers to end-consumers; and building local capacity through post-harvest handling and storage, value-addition or processing solutions, among others. More information is available on www.nisabafund.com.