Our Partners

African Food Changemakers partners with organizations that share its vision and values. Through our partnership, we are able to support more agribusinesses across Africa to scale their businesses, which is critical to creating sustainable impact, improving livelihoods, creating jobs, and ensuring that Africa becomes a net exporter of food.

Mastercard Foundation - Young Africa Work

Mastercard Foundation work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion for people living in poverty. The Mastercard Foundation's new strategy, Young Africa Works, outlines how, over the next decade, they will focus on finding solutions to the youth employment challenge and reducing poverty in Africa. When young people can secure formal work and a steady wage their lives improve.

Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited

Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited is committed to transforming Africa's agriculture and nutrition landscape. Sahel partners with government agencies, private sector companies, and leading international development organizations to provide agricultural value chain analysis, shape agricultural and nutrition policies, create catalytic ventures, and implement ecosystem solutions.

United States African Development Foundation (USADF)

The U.S. African Development Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency established by Congress to invest directly in African grassroots enterprises and social entrepreneurs. USADF’s investments increase incomes, revenues, and jobs by promoting self-reliance and market-based solutions to poverty. USADF creates pathways to prosperity for marginalized populations and communities across Africa.

Africa No Filter

Africa No Filter supports the development of nuanced and contemporary stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa.

Afrexim Bank

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is the foremost Pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra- and extra-African trade. The Bank was established in October 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African investors. Its two basic constitutive documents are the Establishment Agreement, which gives it the status of an international organization, and the Charter, which governs its corporate structure and operations.

African Leadership Academy (ALA)

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing and connecting a new generation of young leaders who will lead the continent towards lasting peace and shared prosperity for all. 

The mission of ALA's Network is to create the support structures and programs that will catalyse this network of young leaders to take ownership of their shared mission and collaborate with each other and with program partners and friends of ALA to catalyse transformational change on the continent. The Networks team at African Leadership Academy will drive this work and willl achieve this through 3 main offerings: University Support, Professional Development and Sector Communities.


Aceli Africa

Aceli Africa is a market incentive facility to mobilize over $600M in private sector lending for agricultural SMEs in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda by 2025. To achieve this goal, Aceli Africa expects to provide $40M in financial incentives over the next five years to increase the risk appetite of 20+ global and local financial institutions to make loans ranging from USD $25K-$1.5M to inclusive agricultural SMEs. Financial incentives have been designed based on an original dataset that Aceli Africa gathered and analyzed in collaboration with Dalberg Advisors. Aceli will also facilitate technical assistance to expand the ability of high-potential SMEs to qualify for and manage financing as well as capacity building for lenders to serve this market. Over the next five years, Aceli aims to catalyze a more competitive lending market for agri-SMEs and demonstrate a model that can be scaled up in East Africa and beyond.

Segal Family Foundation

At Segal Family Foundation, they believe in a world where development is steered by grassroots leaders and power is shifted into the hands of communities. Segal Family Foundation works across Sub-Saharan Africa and strives to be true partners to our grantees. Segal Family Foundation wants to change the power dynamics inherent in traditional philanthropy and prove that a new, more equitable, and responsive approach is not only more fair, but more effective.

First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments.


FW Africa

FW Africa has grown from originally publishing one magazine to developing some of Africa's most impactful B2B trade events, consultancy and training and market research services. Their services are targeted at the senior business leaders who are responsible for making some of the most important decisions in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Food For Mzansi

Food for Mzansi is a South African agricultural news and lifestyle publication. The publication is an initiative to introduce the world to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry. Food for Mzansi unashamedly shares success stories and good news from the farms and agri-businesses who feed South Africa. In the last three years, it has won 11 global media awards, including Africa’s best digital news start-up.

Milken Motsepe Prize (Milken Institute)

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that helps people build meaningful lives, in which they can experience health and well-being, pursue effective education and gainful employment, and access the resources required to create ever-expanding opportunities for themselves and their broader communities. 

The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech competition awards USD $2 million in total prizes for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers in Africa. 

Generation Africa

The Generation Africa movement seeks to inspire a next generation of African entrepreneurs, connecting them to the resources they need to move their businesses successfully from idea to scale. Generation Africa will also draw attention to opportunities for technological innovation and disruption in the agri-food sector, increase access to diverse forms of finance along the entrepreneur’s journey and strengthen the continent-wide agenda for youth entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector.


Invest In Africa

Invest in Africa (IIA) is focused on job creation and improving the business environment for both investors and local SMEs. IIA aims to increase the linkages between large international and domestic companies and smaller local business and increase access to skills, markets and finance.


Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN)

The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. IBAN manages an innovative online knowledge platform on inclusive business and offers a focused Capacity Development Programme for policymakers and investment seeking companies in developing and emerging countries.

Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) was established by The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund Law 2016 to provide financial support to residents of Lagos State, to tackle unemployment through job and wealth creation. LSETF focuses on promoting entrepreneurship by improving access to finance, strengthening the institutional capacity of MSMEs and formulating policies designed to improve the business environment in Lagos State. In addition, the Fund also develops programmes designed to train and place unemployed Lagos residents in jobs; while also focusing on programmes designed to drive innovation within the Lagos ecosystem.

Sterling Bank PLC

Sterling Bank Plc is a full service national commercial bank licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The bank provides services to individuals, small businesses (SMEs) and large corporations.


Nigeria Agribusiness Register

The Nigeria Agribusiness Register is an enabler project established to attract, facilitate and operationalize agribusiness investments in Nigeria and West Africa.

EDC SME Toolkit

The Enterprise Development Centre's SME Toolkit provides SMEs with free online key business management information, interactive tools, and training resources aimed at helping SMEs grow.