Commercial Agri-Developments for Agricultural Produce and Livestock

Vineyards and wine farm in rural landscape near Fish river Canyon, Namibia, Africa
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Commercial Agri-Developments for Agricultural Produce and Livestock
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Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Business Model Description

Establish "agricultural towns" through commercial agri-developments that first lead to mini economies within the developments and then scale with capacity for export of produce and livestock to international markets. The developments offer 10 hectares plot for sale and provide supporting infrastructure, including a hub offering training, mentorship and offtake.

Expected Impact

Create mini-economies and turn marginalised areas into productive agri-produce and livestock centers.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
15% - 20% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
USD 50 million - USD 100 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Zero Hunger (SDG 2)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
No Poverty (SDG 1) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Sector Sources
  • I) SDG Center for Africa and Sustainable Development Solutions Network, 2019, Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2019, Kigali and New York: SDG Center for Africa and Sustainable Development Solutions Network, II) Republic of Namibia, National Planning Commission, 2017, Namibia's 5th National Development Plan (NDP5), III) Martha Nangolo & Ndapwa Alweendo for Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), 2020, Democracy Report. Agriculture in Namibia: An Overview, IV) Republic of Namibia, National Planning Commission, 2018, Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, Voluntary National Review, V) Republic of Namibia, National Planning Commission, 2018, Is Agricultural Productivity an engine for growth, VI) DNA Economics, 2021, SAM Multiplier Analysis for the SDG study in Namibia, Six Capitals.
IOA Sources
  • 1) Republic of Namibia, Namibian Agronomic Board, 2020, Presentation on Agronomy and Horticulture Industry Overview by Gilbert Mulonda General Manager: AHMD. 2) Republic of Namibia, Namibian Statistics Agency, 2011, Population and Housing Census Regional Tables based on 4th delimitation, 3) Embassy of Namibia, Investment Catalogue: Regional Profiles and Contact Details,,-investments/84-investment-catalogue-regional-profiles. 4) Republic of Namibia, Namibia Statistics Agency, Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES) 2015/2016 Report, (Note: Data does not specify what type of farming). 5) UNDP, Subnational Human Development Index Database, Namibia, 6) The Research Department of the Bank of Namibia, 2017, 18th Annual Symposium: Feeding Namibia: Agricultural Productivity and Industrialisation, 7) Presentation on National experience on WATER STATISTICS, National Technical training workshop on Environmental Statistics 3-5 December 2019, 9) WFP, 2017, Namibia Country Strategic Plan (2017–2022), 10) PWC, 2021, Namibia Tax Reference and Rate card 2021, 11) Planned Fransforntein Green Scheme Project, Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, Available on Request from Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade. 12) Agribank Namibia, 2021, Horticulture Production Loan Facility, 13) Global Trade Mag, 2019, Global Date Market 2019 – Egypt Continues to Dominate the Market, 14) Northern Communal Areas Livestock Strategy 2019-2020, available on request. 15) WFP, 2021, Namibia, 16) WFP, 2017, Namibia Country Strategic Plan (2017–2022), 17) Namibia Agronomic Board, 2018, Annual Report, 18) Namibia Agronomic Board, 19) Namibia Agronomic Board, Horticulture Market Share Promotion, 20) Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, 2011, Namibian Agriculture Marketing and Trade Policy and Strategy, 21) Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, 2018, National Policy on Sub-Division and Consolidation of Agricultural Land, 22) Agricultural Policy, 2015, Republic of Namibia, 23) Agribank, Republic of Namibia, 24) FNB, Agri Medium Term Loan, 25) Environmental Investment Fund (EIF), 26) Namibian Statistics Agency, 2018, Labour Force Survey 2018 Report, 27) FAO, 2005, Bankable Investment Project Profile: Development of Infrastructure for Marketing Horticulture Produce,