Who we are
The Agri-Business Facility for Africa (ABF) is a project of German Development Cooperation launched in 2020 and designed as a pan-African knowledge and advisory hub. Our interdisciplinary and international team of advisors is based in Germany, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and South Africa.
Together with the GIZ project MOVE-ComCashew, ABF is implementing the Joint Action “Business Support Facility for Resilient Agricultural Value Chains” which is a combined effort of the EU Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA), Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and German Government through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Under this Joint Action ABF aims to contribute to economic and climate change resilience of the cocoa, maize and livestock (cattle, sheep, goats) value chains and to food security, increased income, and employment in the 79 OACPS member states under Cotonou agreement. We, as ABF, are mandated to cover activities in the cocoa, maize, cattle, sheep and goats value chains.
We promote and advise based on tried-and-tested agribusiness trainings and tools in large scale – face-to-face, online as well as in blended learning formats. Our services help to foster the knowledge and, skills of rural micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSME) operating in African agricultural value chains and to unfold their potential as suppliers, investors, and employers, and to manage risks. In addition we train Master Trainers and establish networks for the exchange of best practices and South-South exchanges.
Your objectives and what we do
Your objective is to improve performance and skills of rural MSMEs and their professional organisations? You have an innovative project idea on becoming more climate resilient? Please contact us.
We manage and provide knowledge, approaches, tools, and networks in 3 areas:
We work for your impact
Upon demand, we advise partners – development programs, national or regional organisations and companies – in more than 25 African countries and via our expert network in 4 Asian countries on more than 40 value chains.
This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ABF / GIZ and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
The Joint Action is jointly co-financed by the European Union under the Cotonou agreement with OACPS and by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ.
Please contact us if you are interested in our advisory or have any questions.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Agri-Business Facility for Africa (ABF)
Team leader: Magnus Schmid
Deputy team leader: Veronika Kling
Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Please visit for additional information:
Agribusiness Facility for Africa: promoting investments of small rural entrepreneurs (giz.de)