Agri Frontier Growth Hub is an Africa-focused business development hub aimed at supporting African agribusiness SMEs across multiple value chains through the provision of subsidized business advisory.

The Growth Hub will get SMEs investment ready, improve their governance, provide access to funding, and business development to expand to regional and international markets. Our goal will be to get these SMEs to the point where they are appealing to commercial funds.

The Growth Hub will directly support agribusiness SMEs in East and West Africa.


We strive to provide SMEs with affordable, personalized, and relevant specialized business support to improve their investability for sustainable growth.


To be the leading specialist business advisor for agribusiness SMEs in Africa.

Impact Goal

Assist 110 enterprises to be investor ready by 2025.

Growth Hub Locations

East & Southern Africa:

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Malawi
  • Ethiopia
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • The Gambia

West Central Africa:

  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Guinea
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • DRC
  • Cameroon
  • Guinea-Bissau

The Missing Middle

The missing middle diagram


Small and medium enterprises are the economic backbone of virtually every economy in the world. They also promote innovation, help deliver goods and services, and can be a powerful force for integrating women and youth into the economic mainstream. Yet despite all these benefits, small enterprises remain significantly underserved by financial and advisory institutions, contributing to the ‘Missing Middle’.

Through our experience in providing advisory services in Africa, we have found that many of these ‘missing middle’ SMEs, as well as youth and women-led SMEs are not able to access funding or specialist advisory services due to lack of funding. This creates a support gap at a critical juncture in their business. We are leveraging support from grant funders and supporters of these missing middles so that the growth hub can provide them with the advice they need to grow.

How we help

We provide the following services:

  • Market Research & Market Linkages
  • Capacity Building
  • Investment Readiness
  • Compliance and Operations
  • Business Planning
  • Facilitated access to funding opportunities
  • Financial Modelling
  • Advisory for equity and debt fundraising
  • Strategy Development
  • Financial restructuring support
  • Mentorship/Coaching
  • Other Agri Technical Assistance
  • Soil Suitability Surveys
  • Governance and Management
  • Precision Farming Services

Our Impact

We assist underserved African agricultural businesses in creating deep, measurable, and scalable impact by promoting long-term economic, governance, environmental, and social aspects in everything we do to bring positive societal and economic benefits to Africa’s agriculture.

Impact measurement and management are at the heart of the growth hub work to transform agribusiness in Africa. We have a responsibility to ensure our work improves our client’s livelihoods. Impact measurement findings help us analyze our results and fine-tune our program to better serve agri- entrepreneurs. To contribute evidence to the broader sector, we will regularly share what we’ve learned.

Interested in applying?

Check eligibility:

  • Location: Enterprises that are registered and operating in Africa.
  • Sector: Must be providing goods and services in the agricultural sector.
  • Revenue: The enterprise must have annual revenues between USD 250K to USD 5M
  • Business Compliance: The enterprise must be compliant with all relevant statutory obligations such as filing of tax returns.
  • Company stage: The enterprise must be an early-stage enterprise. They should have been operational for more than three years and should have at least 2-years of audited accounts.
  • Proven concept and commitment: The enterprise needs to demonstrate the solution already works and they are ready to take it to the next level.

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