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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The fourth SAFIN Annual Plenary went virtual this year. Convening SAFIN network partners and leading practitioners from different parts of the agri-finance ecosystem, this year’s event included fifteen sessions led by over fifty speakers, eight virtual exhibition booths and a vibrant networking hall.

Where we're going

09 Nov 2020

Finance in Common

Summit

Rome, Italy

18 Jan 2021

Inclusive Finance India Summit 2021

Online

18 Nov 2020

European Microfinance Week

Online

08 Feb 2021

Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Online

What we're reading
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The development impact of concessional finance to agri-business: A rapid evidence review

CASA | UKAID

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Africa Agriculture Status Report 2020: Feeding Africa's Cities 

AGRA

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Investment Brief: Coffee value chains in Uganda

SAFIN

Opportunities

Funding opportunity: Agribusiness/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme

Job opportunity: Agribusiness Investment Support Specialist

Training opportunity: Agricultural Value Chain Finance

Contact us

Hosted at the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Via Paolo di Dono, 44, 00142 Rome, Italy

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