The global network advancing inclusive agri-SME finance

The Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN) is a partnership of actors that are committed to aligning their efforts to scale up access to financial services for agri-SMEs and for small commercial farms. We are financial institutions, philanthropic foundations, social lenders, technical assistance providers, farmers' organizations, and development finance organizations. From different vantage points, with different tools and entry points, each one of us works to bridge the investment gap in agriculture and food systems by financially empowering agri-SME and smallholder investors. 

What's new?
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Frank Rubio, interim Senior Coordinator of SAFIN, reflects on the impacts of the war in Ukraine on access to finance for agri-SMEs and calls for greater collective action from SAFIN partners in times of crisis. 

Where we're going

05-09 Sep 2022

Kigali, Rwanda

19-21 Sep 2022

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

14 Sep 2022

Tokyo, Japan

28-29 Sep 2022

Maputo, Mozambique

What we're reading
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Agri-SME Finance: Navigating Volatility in the wake of the War in Ukraine

IFAD | IFC | Good Food Hub | SAFIN

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2022 State of the Sector

CSAF

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The Effect of Central Bank Policies on Lending to Agricultural SMEs in East Africa

ACELI Africa

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Leveraging private finance for sustainable agrifood value chains in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and Niger

FAO

Opportunities

Call for proposals: Rapid Scan of Impact Capacity Development Entities in Africa

Job opportunity: FAO| Senior Agribusiness Officer

Training opportunity: GrowthLab| Agricultural value chain finance

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