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

6 May 2021

Deploying Blended Finance to Scale Investments in Food and Agriculture

Online

15-16 Jun 2021

European Development 

Days

Online

17-20 May 2021

Global Private Equity 

Conference

Online

16-18 Jun 2021

Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development

Nairobi, Kenya

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

NpM 

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

SAFIN | Convergence 

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

Funding opportunity: Small and Growing Businesses (SGB) Evidence Fund

Training opportunity: Green Finance- Certified Online Programme

Job opportunity: Venture for Africa Fellowship Programme

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