Wellspring helps transform food systems and agricultural value chains to deliver positive impact. We provide high-quality strategic advisory and implementation support to development organisations and the private sector

Our role

Our work helps increase the dietary diversity of the poor, drive climate mitigation and adaptation, enhance gender equality, and contribute to economic development (e.g. jobs, livelihoods, and trade linkages). We do this by helping our clients navigate the trade-offs between people, prosperity, and planet and identify win-win-wins where they exist.

Our expertise

We have deep practical experience implementing projects and investing in agribusinesses, combined with a strong research and consulting skillset. Alongside our partners we have facilitated investments into businesses and market development projects worth over £800 million over the past 14 years. We work in LMIC territories, with particular expertise and deep networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. We have carried out over 90 projects in agribusiness and food systems to date.

Our services

We’re here as thought partner and implementing partner to help to ensure you put in place the very best strategy and systems to maximise your return on investment and positive impact, making sure together we make markets/business work for the poor.


Work with us

We’re known for our integrity, high quality work and commitment to achieving significant impact. We tell it to you straight, backed up by robust, fact-based analysis, and we work together to make sure a positive, practical way forward is always in place. We partner teams to deliver results against programme and investment objectives.

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I have found Wellspring Development Capital Ltd to be an invaluable, strategic advisory firm which understand how supply chains actually work. They have exceptional networks and intelligence in East Africa and their guidance is refreshing, honest and comprehensive

Mehrdad Ehsani Managing Director, Food Initiative The Rockefeller Foundation

The team at Wellspring have proven to be informed, thoughtful and responsive. Qualities that are key for programmes with ambitious research plans

Nick Ishmael-Perkins Lead Technical Adviser CABI CABI Logo

Many thanks for all your hard work on this important brief…[the final presentation] event was undoubtedly the best and most diversly attended (good!) event that I have participated in at FCDO in a long time. Really, really good. We look forward to seeing a lot more debate as the brief and key recommendations are being rolled out

Senior Advisor Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Foreign Commonwealth Development Office