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Africa Agri-Food Development Fund (AADF)

The Africa Agri-Food Development Fund (AADF) is a joint initiative between the Departments of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Foreign Affairs and Trade. Its objective is to develop partnerships between the Irish Agri-Food Sector and African countries to support sustainable growth of the local food industry, build markets for local produce and support mutual trade between Ireland and Africa. The €2 million Fund will initially be run on a two-year pilot phase basis (2012-2013). It is proposed that the pilot phase will concentrate on two countries; Tanzania and Kenya.

Contact Details: The Fund may be contacted at

Government Launches Innovative Africa Agri-Food Development Fund - Press Release 21st March 2012 

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Above: Pictures taken at the launch of the Africa Agri-Food Development Fund - from left to right: H.E. Catherine Muigai Mwangi, Ambassador of Kenya, Joe Costello T.D. Minister of State for Trade and Development, Simon Coveney T.D, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Eamonn Gilmore T.D. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Peter Allan Kallaghe, Ambassador of Tanzania.

AADF Private Sector Seminar - 14 June 2012

DAFM organised a seminar for Irish Agri-food companies on 14 June last to introduce the Africa Agri-Food Development Fund and in particular the recent assessment mission to Kenya and Tanzania undertaken by a representative of this Department, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland. The information session comprised a number of presentations including:

The Fund welcomes any interest from potential participants and may be contacted at