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31 Jan 2018 description

Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 January 2018 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a grant extension to Mayfair Insurance Company Zambia Limited, to support Mayfair in scaling up its weather-based index insurance product line in Zambia. The additional performance-based grant, awarded through the Global Index Insurance Facility, is expected to help Mayfair reach an additional 300,000 farmers by December 2019.

10 Dec 2010 description

Mumbwa, Zambia, December 10, 2010 - IFC, a member of the World Bank group, in partnership with AFGRI Corporation Limited, an agricultural services group incorporated in Zambia, today launched a program to support the growth of Zambia's agriculture sector by training and financing 450 farmers in the country. The program ultimately aims to benefit about 36,000 Zambian farmers over a three-year period.

The AFGRI Smallholder Mechanization Program will provide 450 farmers with business and management training, and help them develop business plans.

04 Jun 2009 description

London/Washington, D.C., June 4, 2009-IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the German development finance institution DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH announced today that they have created a new private equity fund that will invest in Africa's health sector.

The Health in Africa Fund, managed by Aureos Capital, will invest in small- and medium-sized companies in sub-Saharan Africa, such as health clinics and diagnostic centers, with the goal of helping low-income Africans gain …