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?

SAFIN, ILO Social Finance programme and the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management are pleased to announce a call for case studies on agricultural risk management approaches that can be used by agri-SMEs and agri-finance providers during and after the COVID-19 crisis, as part of an upcoming learning series.

Where we're going

25-27 Aug 2020

Global AgInvesting 2020


12-16 Oct 2020

47 Committee on World Food Security

Rome, Italy

08-11 Sep 2020

AGRF 2020 Summit


19-23 Oct 2020

Social Capital Markerts (SOCAP) Conference


What we're reading

Sowing the seeds of innovation for smallholder finance

CGAP | Farmfit | UNSGSA

Role of Govnt in Rural ISF.JPG

Role of Government in Rural and Agri-Finance: Transitioning to private sector involvement

ISF Advisors

FAO AFRACA publication.JPG

Agricultural value chain finance innovations and lessons


Brazil Palm Oil.JPG

Casestudy: Developing a value chain for sustainable palm oil in Brazil



Job opportunity: Blue Orchard- Private Equity Investment Director Africa 

Training 22-26 June: Warehouse receipt finance 

Call for nominations: The Africa Food Prize 2020

Contact us

Hosted at the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Via Paolo di Dono, 44, 00142 Rome, Italy

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