WHAT WE DO
Alluvial At Work
Alluvial is an innovative and highly scalable private sector response to the challenge of food security. Higher population growth puts Africa at particular risk of a food and humanitarian crisis with global dimensions in terms of basic food supply and unprecedented migration.
Nigeria is at the epicenter: currently the world’s seventh largest country, Nigeria will overtake the US as the third most populous by 2050, according to the UN.
The issues facing Nigeria are reflected across the continent. DFIs and investors focus on processing agri-products as opposed to primary production due to the operational intensity of cultivation.
The challenge to food security and improved incomes lies in primary production. We are working with smallholders to improve yield and increase production. Our operational support includes mechanization, irrigation, agri-inputs, expert advice, and market access within community farm blocks. This approach achieves minimum efficient scale through the aggregation of disparate communities into independent but collective business units.