The Agriculture Financing Initiative (AgriFI) is an innovative blending facility supporting investments with a value chain approach focusing on smallholder’s inclusiveness and/or agri-business medium, small and micro enterprises (MSME).
AgriFi is financed by the European Union and managed by the EDFI Management Company. AgriFI responds to the lack of financing mechanisms adapted to smallholders with limited market orientation, vulnerable groups, women and youth, farmers and entrepreneurs.
Increased investment in rural areas is critical to improve lives of the poor living in rural areas. Besides public financing, additional investment is imperative to enhance the development impact of the interventions and achieve scalability. Inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth requires greater investment in smallholder agriculture and agribusiness MSMEs.
AgriFI financing will support the increase of yields at affordable rates, and help raise farmer incomes. Increased farmer income and adherence to the highest environmental and social standards, will support sustainable supply chains that create additional employment, improve food security and enhance environmental and social practices.