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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Like for many others in the agri-finance community, 2020 was a challenging year but also a year of learning for the SAFIN Network. Read about our achievements throughout the year in this report. 

Where we're going

23 June 2021

UNFSS independent Dialogue

Catalyzing Women Agri-preneurship and Food Trade in Africa 

Online

28-30 June 2021

Africa Europe Foundation Forum 

Online

24 June 2021

Open Webinar

Directed Lending for SMEs: How to Make It Work 

Online

30 June 2021

African Youth as Drivers for Decent Job Creation in Sustainable Food Systems 

Online

What we're reading
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Geodata for agritech and fintech: What have we learned?

NpM 

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Policy catalogue on MSME financing in Africa

AFI | AfPI

State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

GSMA

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Food Systems in Africa: Rethinking the Role of Markets

World Bank Group

Opportunities

Training opportunity: Agricultural and Rural Finance Training Programme 

Funding opportunity: FFA Venture Scale and Venture Build programmes

Job opportunity: Venture for Africa Fellowship Programme

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