Agribusiness is a term used to describe the enterprises involved in the production, processing, and distribution of food for consumer use.
In Africa, agribusiness is responsible for 70% of employment and about 25% of the continent’s GDP. Due to its enormous agricultural potential, the African agribusiness sector is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030.
Zebu Investment Partners is a pan-African private equity fund with offices in Ghana and South Africa. It was established to build strong companies in the food value chain and improve food security in Africa.
In this interview with Brian Frimpong, Managing Partner at Zebu Investments, we discuss:
- The reasons why his firm is focused on agribusiness investments
- Current and emerging opportunities in the agribusiness sector
- The ways technology is improving food security in Africa
- Co-investing with funds based outside of Africa
- The growing interest in Africa from African-American fund managers