CSAF members focus on lending to agricultural SMEs in the missing middle, including producer organizations and private enterprises.
From 2013 to 2019, CSAF members cumulatively lent $4.25 billion to 1,419 cooperatives and businesses that supported 3.4M smallholder farmers, of which 33% are women farmers. The vast majority (79%) of borrowers are served by a single CSAF member, which emphasizes the additionality of members’ financing.
Further information on CSAF’s approach to ESG can be found in the ESG Principles.
CSAF members have jointly developed and adopted a set of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) lending principles that reinforce our commitment to supporting small-scale farmers and serving their financial needs.
CSAF members lend to agricultural SMEs and producer organizations, who, in turn, serve thousands of smallholder farmers. The case studies in this section focus on several of these enterprises and the ways in which they generate positive social and environmental impact.