In 2008, a successful pilot irrigation PPP brought together small farmers and commercial farmers in Chanyanya, Zambia. Building on that foundation, InfraCo Africa is scaling up to cover much of the Kafue district. The projects provide farmers with access to year-round irrigation with centralized management to create a sustainable commercial farming operation.
InfraCo Africa aims to stimulate greater private investment in African infrastructure development by acting as a principal project developer, focusing on lower income countries and funding early stage, high risk initiatives. It takes an equity stake in the project and makes decisions that will lead to a socially responsible and successful construction and operation. InfraCo Africa is funded by PIDG (Private Infrastructure Development Group). PIDG is a coalition of donors mobilizing private sector investment to assist developing countries to provide infrastructure vital to boost economic development and combat poverty.