Description by project: ASILIA (African Spirit Group Limited): Asilia is a fully-integrated luxury eco-lodge and safari operator in East Africa. The company offers safari experiences that contribute to the conservation of the environment and the development of local communities. Norfund provided financing for ASILIA to expand its footprint in the region. European Financing Partners SA: European Financing Partners (EFP) is a co-financing mechanism (mainly lending) where several of Norfunds European sister organizations participate along with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The objective is to promote the development of the private sector in the ACP countries (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States), and more than 60 per cent of the investments made to date are in the LDCs. In addition to ensuring access to financing large projects in developing countries, EFP also facilitates European cooperation and transfer of competence between the European DFIs in a unique manner. Norfund has committed respectively EUR 5 million, EUR 10 million, EUR 10 mill, EUR 10 million and EUR 20 million in EFPII, EFPIII, EFPIV, EFPV and EFPVI. FES: FES caters for a broad customer base of commercial and emerging farmers. It is the single largest investor in Malawi's agricultural equipment industry and the sole distributor of several well-known and trusted brands. The company provides a wide range of high-tech agricultural solutions including precision and low-till farming; drone technology for crop analysis and crop protection; irrigation systems including water management solutions; and contracting services. AgriLab, an FES initiative, is Malawi's first independent soil- and leaf-testing facility which allows farmers to test, manage and control their soil, leaf and water quality. This initiative contributes to improved yields and crop quality, increased revenue and reduced input costs. Green Resources USD "Green Resources is the largest forest development and wood processing company in East Africa. The company manages approximately 38,000 ha of plantation forest in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. It operates industrial facilities including two sawmills, three pole treatment plants and a briquetting plant. The company was established in 1995. Norfund has been an investor in Green Resources and Sao Hill for many years. In 2018, due to financial challenges in the company, Norfund used its rights to become a shareholder. Norfund, with Finnish DFI Finnfund, supports the company to meet its financial and sustainability goals." Kagera Sugar Limited: Kagera Sugar Limited is a sugar manufacturing company situated in North-Western Tanzania. It was incorporated in 2002 and is involved in growing sugar cane, processing and distribution of sugar. Norfund provided funding to Kagera Sugar to expand its production capacity. Lake Harvest Group: African Century Foods is an integrated producer of fish, tilapia, with operations in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda. Norfund provided financing for African Century Foodsto expand its operations in the region with significant positive impact expected on jobs and on protein nutrition. Lilongwe Dairy (2001) Limited: Lilongwe Dairy is the largest dairy processor in Malawi. It produces UHT milk, Yoghurt, juice blends, butter, cheese and cream. Neofresh "Neofresh is a South African company that specializes in the production, packing and marketing of papaya and other sub-tropical fruits. The company's core activity is papaya production (supplying the major supermarket chains in South Africa). The company also produces litchies, lemons and mangos, and has recently planted new mangos, litchies and macadamia. Neofresh has six established farms, two pack houses and employs about 400 permanent workers. It uses highly advanced skills and technology in their sub-tropical fruit production. In 2017, the company became the key commercial partner to Carthage - a 400 Ha papaya farm in the Moamba region, which also employs circa 400 people. With this partnership, Neofresh can replicate its technology and skills to Mozambique and contribute to a more efficient production line and value chain (with higher yields). Approximately 90% of the papayas produced at Carthage are exported to South Africa. Norfund's investment contributes to skills development, increased export revenues and tax revenues, job creation and reduced rural poverty in Mozambique. Approximately 90% of the papayas produced at Carthage will be exported to South Africa. Norfund's investment will thereby contribute to skills development, increased export revenues and tax revenues, job creation and reduced rural poverty in Mozambique." Phatisa Food Fund 2 "PFF 2 will invest across the African food value chain, considering investments in mechanisation, inputs, poultry and meat production, food processing and manufacturing, logistics, aggregation and distribution across Sub-Saharan Africa. The investment will strengthen and increase food supply, local production and distribution across the region. The Fund, via its investment in companies in the food value chain, targets over 90,000 small-holder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs and aims to create over 2,000 permanent jobs and sustain another 10,000 jobs. "