Peter McSporran is one of the originators and founders of AgDevCo. He is a board member and the Director of Commercial Agriculture of that company. He has had 45 years’ experience in commercial agriculture in Africa having farmed in Zimbabwe until 2001 when he then moved to Zambia. In doing so he raised funds to enable a contingency of ex Zimbabwean farmers to set up business in Zambia. In Zambia he farmed commercially but also ran an agricultural consultancy and financial advisory business being involved in over 50 new investments into that country. During this time Zambia became a net exporter of crops from being a net importer. He has carried out consultancy work for the WB, EU and various Zambian banks. He has overseen investments in 8 African companies, some of which he is still actively involved in. He is a past President of the Commercial farmers Union of Zimbabwe and is a present and past board member of a number of Agricultural related businesses including listed companies. He is the instigator of two commodity exchanges, ZIMACE in Zimbabwe and ZAMACE in Zambia. One of his present focuses is the development of the Northern Zambian Agricultural Hub (NZAH). AgDevCo AgDevCo is a social impact investor investing in commercially sustainable business in Africa. It presently has invested or has access to some $200 million of funds. With more than 10 years’ experience It operates in 8 African countries and has made some 55 investments in these countries. The AgDevCo model is to support or create commercially viable businesses by investing in them or actually being the sponsor and project developer where the opportunity is identified. AgDevCo is supported by the British Government which allows it to offer technical support coupled with providing patient debt capital to their investees. AgDevCo provides experienced in-country office support in all the countries it invests in.