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EU – AGRIFI Kenya Challenge Fund (2018 – 2023)

By |14th May 2020|

The AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund is a EUR 24 million five-year agribusiness support programme that is funded by the European Union in partnership with the European Investment Bank. It aims to support small and medium sized enterprises that have a track record of facilitating productive, adapted, and market integrated smallholder agriculture.

Through an €18 million challenge […]


By |7th May 2020|

During these challenging and unprecedented times, we all find ourselves in uncharted territory. Here at Imani Development, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the tremendous difficulties being experienced by many of our clients, partners, and associates as they are uniquely affected by COVID-19.

Like most people and organisations, we have been doing our best […]

Technical Assistance for Trade Facilitation Programme in Mozambique (2019-2020)

By |24th April 2020|

Implementation for the EUR 12 million “Supporting Trade and Development in Mozambique – “Promove Comércio”programme began in November 2019. This project is financed under the 11th EDF National indicative programme for Mozambique and the Regional Indicative Programme. The programme aims to improve trade facilitation aspects of the Ease of Doing Business by reinforcing Government capacity to implement […]

Jobs Fund summative evaluation

By |17th April 2020|


The Jobs Fund (JF) is a R9 billion fund established by the South African Government in 2011. The Fund aims to catalyse innovation in job creation through structured partnerships with the private and public sectors, as well as NPOs by awarding once-off grants to organisations through a competitive process. According to the Parliamentary Monitoring Group, […]

The potential impact of COVID-19 on African trade by Andrew Parker, Nick Charalambides and Jay Grunder

By |1st April 2020|

There will be a number of changes to African trade due to COVID-19, but it is acknowledged that at this stage there is a very high degree of uncertainty around scenarios.

Not just global supply chain disruptions, but changing demand: Supermarkets in the Global North are struggling with changing demand to domestic consumption rather than retail. This […]

SADC Vision 2050 and RISDP 2020-30

By |19th March 2020|

Imani Development is honoured to be working with the SADC Secretariat and Member States to redefine the Vision of what SADC will be in the year 2050, and its Mission in realising those aspirations.

The SADC Vision 2050 and the related RISDP 2020-30 draft documents were presented to SADC senior officials by Imani Development International at […]

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SADC Compliance Mechanism

By |24th January 2020|

We are honoured to be working with the SADC Secretariat and Member States in developing an effective mechanism to monitor and ensure compliance to SADC Protocols and other legal instruments and commitments.

This follows a SADC Extra-Ordinary Summit held in March 2017, where the Secretariat resolved to develop effective monitoring and assurance systems to track progress […]

Identifying additionality in an established market system: A market system review of the Avocado & Mango sector in Kenya by Martin Eichhorn

By |10th January 2020|


The AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund Initiative aims to support productive and market-integrated smallholder agriculture in Kenya, improving the capacity of farmers to practice environmentally sustainable agricultural businesses in inclusive value chains (VCs). The anticipated impacts of the fund include benefits relating to gender, youth, climate, nutrition and food security. Through their interactions with smallholder farmers […]

Design of a Philanthropic Prize Programme (2018)

By |13th December 2019|

Banco de Fomento Angola (BFA) is an Angolan bank, operating since 1993. In 2005, BFA’s Board of Directors approved the design and creation of a Social Fund, intended to support relevant social initiatives at national level in the areas of education, healthcare, and social solidarity. In 2017, the BFA Board increased funds available for social […]

Evaluation of JOAC Sugar Project: Building Market and Climate Resilience for Sugar Farmers in Swaziland (2019)

By |13th December 2019|

Fairtrade has managed a £220,926 project in Swaziland, funded by the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission, between 2016-2018 to build market and climate resilience for sugar farmers in Swaziland.
The aim of the project was to achieve the following outcomes for farmers negatively impacted by changes to EU legislation affecting their market and climate changes threatening their […]