FINANCING FARMERS TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY OF SUPPLY
PART ONE: FINANCING FARMERS TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY
Read how domestic and International agribusinsses are applying models of concessionary finance to improve the reliability of supply from smallholders in out-grower schemes.
- Ibrahim Seydi, CEO of rice milling and marketing company Générale Alimentaire Africaine in Côte d’Ivoire has increased quality and productivity of supply by providing farmers input packages and agricultural equipment on concessionary terms and is looking to extend into the provision of crop insurance and microfinance.
- Burkinean agribusiness Agence Deli Internationale has improved farmer productivity and quality by indentifying and responding to farmer needs such as concessionary inputs and training.
- International beverage company Heineken uses working capital financing to improve the reliability of supply from around 6,000 barley farmers in Ethiopia
Photo credits: Banner, Heineken: Article, Générale Alimentaire Africaine