Ndolela Africa Plantations

Tanzania Food and agriculture

We are invested in Ndolela Africa Plantations through SilverStreet Private Equity Strategies SICAR - Silverlands Fund, which is managed by SilverStreet Capital LLP.

We do not hold direct relationships with the companies that investment funds invest in. Instead, we hold relationships directly with the fund. When investing through investment funds, British International Investment takes an active role as a limited partner to the fund, working with the fund manager to ensure best practices, including in environment, social and governance matters, and investment management oversight.

This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.

Ndolela is a grain farm located near Madaba in the Ruvuma region of Tanzania. It focuses on the production of malting barley in the winger and soya beans and seed maize in the summer. It currently has 115 hectares of irrigation in place, with plans to expand to 1700 hectares, making it one of the largest irrigated row cropping operations in Tanzania.

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Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Africa, East Africa

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Food and agriculture
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
SilverStreet Private Equity Strategies SICAR - Silverlands Fund
Fund Manager:
SilverStreet Capital LLP
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June 2015

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