- A wave of digital and financial innovation is changing perceptions around the profitability of lending to small farmers in emerging markets.
- In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, agriculture finance experts from ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab discuss how to “get smart” about donor objectives, about impact returns and about blending capital.
- Njonjo claims that the company isn’t changing anything about its impact mission. But Twiga’s growth comes with some strategy shifts that could affect smallholder farmers, who produce 75% of Kenya’s fresh food.
Rabobank's U.S.-based agricultural finance arm is rolling out a loan product to help farmers' weather income fluctuations during the three-year organic certification process.
- Solving malnutrition will require a significant capital infusion in a more local, more sustainable, global food system able to deliver more affordable healthy food. That’s a big opportunity for impact investors.
- “There’s a mismatch between demand for sustainably grown products and the desire to support sustainable farming, and the capital available to farmers,” says Dan Miller, who has launched Steward, a new investment platform that aims to tap the power of small investors to bridge the funding gap for independent farmers.
BNP Paribas, ABN Amro and Rabobank are helping coffee giant Neumann Kaffee Gruppe expand its smallholder farmers' financing and support initiative, NKG BLOOM, with a $25 million loan.