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AGDA is sad to announce the tragic passing of Malcolm Grant Ferguson who was the one who planted the seeds of AGDA – A Founder member who had the vision and the wisdom to take AGDA from concept to reality. AGDA conveys our deepest condolences to the family – We have lost a giant in the development sector, someone who had the heart and passion to drive inclusivity in agriculture. Issued by the AGDA Board and Management.

Food for Mzansi - Most profitable small farm ideas for 2022

AGDA CEO Leona Archary joins other leaders in South Africa’s farming sector in a panel discussion about what new and established farmers should be looking into this year.


AGDA is a Non-profit organization focused on supporting inclusive growth in the agricultural sector. Convenor and integrator within the sector focusing on supporting new entrants and commercializing Black Farmers by facilitating access to finance, skills and market. AGDA focuses on the entire value chain by unlocking opportunities through a partnership and aggregator model. Food Security, Job creation and empowerment are key focus areas for the agency. AGDA members come from various sectors and different parts of the value chain. AGDA is currently working with commercial partners, small scale farmers, government and DFI’s to facilitate implementation of a number of catalytic initiatives across the country – unlocking high impact opportunities.

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