The global network advancing inclusive agri-SME finance

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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Why do some programmes run by organizations that provide financial/non-financial support to agri-SMEs make little to no difference? The Argidius Foundation shared their learnings on how such organizations can boost their impact on agri-SME growth and access to finance. 

Where we're going

14 June 2022

Amsterdam

21-22 June 2022

Online | Brussels

14-15 June 2022

Online | Rome

What we're reading
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Learning note: The role of blending in green finance for agri-SMEs

SAFIN

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Investment guidelines for youth in agrifood systems in Africa

FAO | African Union

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The Small and Medium Enterprises’ quiet revolution in the hidden middle of food systems 

IFAD

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2022 Africa Agribusiness Outlook

AGRA

Opportunities

Call for proposals: Rapid Scan of Impact Capacity Development Entities in Africa

Job opportunity: FAO| Senior Agribusiness Officer

Training opportunity: GrowthLab| Agricultural value chain finance

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