Access to Finance

One of the most difficult challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and smallholder farmers is accessing appropriate and affordable financing. CNFA Europe improves financial access for these groups by engaging both supply- and demand-side stakeholders to help in clearing away obstacles to obtaining agricultural financing. We work with commercial banks, micro-finance institutions, village saving and credit groups, non-bank lending institutions and policy-makers to improve their ability to design and market agricultural lending products. We also provide training in business planning and loan application development to help generate commercial opportunities for banks and other lenders.

By understanding the inextricable link between financial access and agricultural productivity, market access, and entrepreneurial growth, we ensure that this is prioritized throughout our programme design and implementation.

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