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Barak Fund Management will not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, statute, delict (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise that relate to the use of this website. All information contained in this website pertaining to products and services and their terms and conditions, is subject to change without notice.

Although care has been taken as to what is contained in this website, no attempt has been made to give definitive or exhaustive statements of law or any opinions on specific legal issues and no representation is made or warranty given that the information is complete or accurate. This website does not constitute or offer legal or other advice and you should not rely on it as such advice.

Past performance is no guarantee of future returns and the fact sheets provided are for illustrative purposes only. The value of investments and income that are dependent on the performance of underlying assets or other variable market factors may vary from time to time. Investors must take cognisance of the fact that all the information provided are of historic nature.

Use of the website is entirely at the users own risk. Anyone requiring advice on any of the matters referred to herein should consult lawyers or other professionals familiar with the appropriate jurisdiction and legislation.

This Site contains information from Barak Fund Management and about the investment Funds it advisers. The information contained herein does not constitute a distribution, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy. The distribution of information contained on this Site and the sale of shares in the Funds may be subject to legal or regulatory restrictions in certain countries in which users are resident or of which they are citizens.

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The World Bank & UNCTAD

On July 12th, the World Bank and UNCTAD hosted a Private Sector Workshop on Responsible Agricultural Investment day, aimed at Emerging Markets and in particular a strong focus on Africa. With Barak’s continuous drive to be the leading alternative financier in Africa and to maintain a focus on responsible investing with its borrowers and projects, two Barak members attended and found the discussions particularly interesting and useful.


Posted: 22 August 2018

As the longer-term Barak African Asha Impact Fund has officially kicked off and is being managed under the watchful eye of the Portfolio Manager Justin Murray, the pipeline of agricultural projects that Justin is currently assembling pointed strongly towards the notes that were taken from the workshop. In particular, the Knowledge Stream on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Management Plans was especially relevant and pertinent to Barak’s natural longer-term impact progression.

The Workshop was introduced with a case study on Olam International, the leading agri-business company with exposure in 70 countries worldwide, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 23,000 customers worldwide with a team of over 70,000 employees. The underlying messages portrayed were the reliance the company has on the global supply chain as a whole, as well as the formation of personal relationships to conduct effective and efficient business. An interesting snippet was of the USD40 million worth of commodities coming into Africa each year, USD32 million come from the Big 5: Wheat, Dairy, Sugar, Rice and Soya.

The day was comprised of 4 key Knowledge Streams, namely: 01. Outgrower Schemes – How to increase the chances of success; 02: Screening Prospective Investors; 03: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Projects; 04: Promoting Inclusive Business Models. The underlying theme I found throughout the day was the necessity of having an assertive role in early and full engagement with communities that funder’s deal with in Africa; rather “under-promise and over-deliver” to be able to effectively engage, as well as that there is no “one size fits all” policy to be adopted.

The Workshop concluded with a cocktail networking session and B2B matchmaking service, and overall was hugely informative and professionally run. No doubt that Barak, particularly with the growth of the Asha Impact Fund, will take some key points away from the day in implementing its own responsible agricultural investment mandates into future financing and community involvement activities.

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