The Abuja-based company has developed a commodities exchange for products like sorghum, maize and cocoa sourced from more than 100,000 smallholder farmers.
Singapore’s Impact Investment Exchange helped ATEC raise the equity financing, which was led by French energy company ENGIE's impact fund.
- Production of the staple commodity that feeds 3.5 billion people needs a radical overhaul to reduce emissions and build resiliency to climate change.
- 'Regulatory sandboxes' have have caught on as a way to allow for controlled experimentation in regulation-heavy sectors such as finance and energy. Can they be used to foster a creative culture in environmental restoration?
- Agents of Impact are descending on Antigua, Guatemala this week for the fifth Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto Centroamérica y El Caribe.
- A wave of digital and financial innovation is changing perceptions around the profitability of lending to small farmers in emerging markets.