Scaling agriprocessing and value addition.

An MA-supported FMCG company in Ethiopia is manufacturing edible oil from locally produced seeds and raising incomes of local farmers.


Unlocking the growth of new manufacturing sectors.

Our sector studies developed in partnership with governments, public institutions and private sector have identified new sectors with the potential to unlock thousands of jobs.


Accelerating the growth of textile and apparel industry.

MA assisted a Rwandan apparel company that produces and exports clothing to the European market to navigate the Covid crisis and secure capital


Supporting Sustainable
Transport Solutions.

With MA-backing a technology-enabled transportation company in Nigeria closed a fund-raising series to finance the scaling up of its electric vehicles fleet.


What We Offer

Deal support

  • Investor readiness support across financial analysis, modeling, marketing materials, business planning and other transaction support
  • Market studies covering commercial gaps in data and strategic issues in the region
  • Development impact improvement support across climate and environment issues, gender and social safeguarding, governance and impact measurement

Sector support

  • Public sector technical assistance to government and IPAs capacity and to developing policy at manufacturing sector levels
  • Sector wide strategic transformation studies to help develop and transform selected manufacturing sectors with significant development impact

Latest News

MA Articles
December 19, 2023

Manufacturing Africa Team Retreats to Kigali to Discuss Strategy

The 2023 Manufacturing Africa’s annual strategic meeting was held in Kigali in November. The meeting which was tagged ‘Manufacturing Africa Away Week’ had in attendance FCDO country advisers and leadership…
MA Articles
December 15, 2023

AFSIC 2023: Manufacturing Africa presents reflections from supporting 130+ deals

Since 2013, the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) has been the place to be for companies seeking funding to meet the right African investors and get the required investment.…
MA Articles
November 17, 2023

IFC 4th Global Manufacturing Conference

MA Advisor Speaks on Electric Vehicles and Green Energy in Africa. MA Senegal’s FCDO Advisor Claire O’Neill was a panelist at the IFC's 4th Global Manufacturing Conference whose theme was…

Manufacturing Africa programme is supporting the sustainable growth of the manufacturing sector in Africa

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(last updated in May 2023)


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Global health and

vaccine manufacturing

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Food security and


Smallholder farmers make up about 60% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population and agriculture accounts for approximately 23% of its GDP.

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