Black Economic Empowerment

In the broader sub-Saharan context, Agri-Vie supports the involvement of in-country entrepreneurs and shareholders in the ownership and management of its investee companies.

In the context of South Africa, Agri-Vie is committed to the BEE principles and practices as embodied in the prevailing Codes on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment. Agri-Vie’s own governance and management structures furthermore reflect active participation by previously disadvantaged individuals.

Against the above background, Agri-Vie’s South African transactions reflect:

  • Equity participation, where possible, by historically disadvantaged persons
  • Participation by historically disadvantaged persons in the management and control of investee companies
  • Market access and other benefits to emerging farmers
  • A focus on improved participation opportunities for women in food and agribusiness
  • Work force skills development and training
  • Application of appropriate procurement practices
  • Participation in social corporate investment