New release: 2020 State of the Sector Report and Executive Summary. Read about CSAF’s response to COVID-19, lending data from 2019, and priorities for 2020.

The leading global network of lending practitioners promoting an inclusive finance market for agricultural SMEs.
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The leading global network of lending practitioners promoting an inclusive finance market for agricultural SMEs.

About CSAF

Founded in 2012 as a forum for lenders to share learning, CSAF now includes 15 members and affiliates committed to market growth and impact.

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Our Vision & Mission

CSAF envisions a thriving finance market that serves agricultural businesses and supports their positive impact on smallholder farmers and environmentally sustainable practices globally.

CSAF’s mission is to share learning, promote industry standards and best practices, and engage other stakeholders in building a more inclusive and impactful finance market for agricultural businesses.

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CSAF Open Data Portal

The CSAF Open Data Portal allows users to explore the aggregated data on members’ lending to agricultural SMEs, including producer organizations and private enterprises. Since 2013, CSAF members have cumulatively lent $4.25 billion to 1,419 businesses that create market access and improve livelihoods for 3.4M smallholder farmers. Interactive dashboards include data on the value of disbursements, types of value chains, and loan sizes.

CSAF has been collecting lending data from our members since 2013. Over the period 2013-2019, CSAF members cumulatively lent $4.25 billion to 1,419 businesses that have supported 3.4M smallholder farmers, of which 33% are women farmers.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a member or affiliate and believe your organization meets the requirements, please contact us using the form.

CSAF also welcomes outreach from prospective partners and researchers, but please note that we have limited capacity to respond to all inquiries.