We build and operate platforms and infrastructure to drive growth and development in Africa.
Arila’s operating companies are independently viable but closely integrated, leveraging technology and working together to accomplish goals in primary agriculture, inputs production, processing and retail.
What we do
Our operations in logistics, financial and digital inclusion, renewable energy and asset finance complement our work in Agriculture while also supporting other critical sectors of the economy.
Arila’s Policy to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into our operating framework reflects our longstanding commitment to our investors, customers, partners, shareholders, employees and the communities in which we operate. Our view on ESG is that it is a continuous process of aligning our operations and controls with our values as a company.
Our ESG commitments are structured around key areas relevant to our business: Our Operations, Our Products, Our Services, Our People, Our Communities, Our Environment, and Our Corporate Governance. Whilst we recognize the ESG challenges of working in many developing and emerging markets, we strive to build sustainable, equitable, healthy, and diverse communities through a combination of innovative digital transformation and information technology solutions, combined with strong ESG performance. This commitment informs every aspect of our business, including how we design and build new projects, operate our portfolio, and collaborate with stakeholders.
With the peculiar challenges we face in Africa, such as inequality, poverty, gender imbalance and climate change impact, we believe there has never been a more important time for responsible businesses like ours to continue to ensure we are embedding ESG into our business approaches.
The Problems we are solving
- Low level of agricultural financing/funding
- Logistical inefficiencies resulting in low productivity, post-harvest losses and relatively higher costs to end users
- Energy deficit and high cost particularly for productive use
- Widening financial and digital gap in Africa
- Low access to mechanisation and processing infrastructure
- Ontime inputs delivery to smallholder farmers
- Facilitate financial inclusion for the underserved and unbanked.
- Produce high quality inputs: seeds, fertilisers, soil enhancers/stimulants and crop protection products to ensure bountiful harvest
- Provide clean and sustainable energy solutions for production and processing thereby bridging the energy access gap and reducing the high cost of energy consumption.
- Build smallholder farmer capacities to ensure enhanced productivity and food security
- Significantly contribute to economic development on the African continent by stimulating productivity, employment generation and poverty reduction.
- Improve logistics efficiencies and supply chain management to enhance productivity and competitive pricing
- Target women and youth in all operations and activities to close widening gender and youth gaps in critical areas/sectors
- Catalyse financing for assets and infrastructure to meet our short -and long-term targets