Working together for an inclusive agri-SME

finance ecosystem

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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Bettina Prato, SAFIN Senior Coordinator, writes about the tension between pursuing depth of market impact and achieving financial scale when deploying blended finance in food and agriculture.

Where we're going

26 Mar 2021

Africa Trade and Investment Convention

Amsterdam, Netherlands

15-16 Jun 2021

European Development 



17-20 May 2021

Global Private Equity 



16-18 Jun 2021

Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development

Nairobi, Kenya

What we're reading
Cattura AGRA.PNG

Mobilizing agricultural finance


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Deploying blended finance to mobilize investment at scale in food and agriculture

SAFIN | Convergence 

Landscaping the Agritech Ecosystem for Smallholder Farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean


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Food Systems in Africa : Rethinking the Role of Markets

World Bank Group


Funding opportunity: Investment projects focused on agro-processing in Uganda

Training opportunity: Green Finance- Certified Online Programme

Job opportunity: Senior Investment Support Officer

Contact us

Hosted at the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Via Paolo di Dono, 44, 00142 Rome, Italy

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