Something wonderful is happening

African farmers are leaving poverty behind...

Cheetah Development, a nonprofit investor, moves poor smallholder farmers from subsistence farming to commercial farming and better livelihoods. Our entrepreneurial farmers can increase their income by 1000% in a single year.

...and taking their future in their own hands

Cheetah Development invests in African agriculture businesses that create markets for our farmers and jobs for others. Our companies buy crops from farmers or sell them products to increase their productivity and profitability.

Modern economies have all been built on the foundation of a thriving agriculture sector. Cheetah Development works with entrepreneurial men and women to build that foundation of commercial farms and agricultural businesses in Africa.

Africa’s future begins on the farm. Together, we can move 1 billion people from poverty to prosperity in a generation.



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Hear from Cheetah Development founder Ray Menard and others on how Cheetah Development has "cracked the code" on moving smallholder farmers from subsistence farming to commercial farming and from poverty to prosperity.

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The problem we have taken on, our entrepreneurial solution, and the results.

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