Smallholder farmer is harvesting in Africa

Africa in 2020: Less crop loss, more income

Before the coronavirus pandemic, farmers’ cooperatives mainly suffered from fluctuations in global trade and the consequences of climate change. Rabo Foundation therefore focuses on projects that benefit the ecosystem. But we also work on digital solutions to offer better access to financing and markets.

How we work in Africa

In Africa, we encourage local entrepreneurship as much as possible. By supporting cooperatives and companies that create value locally and regionally, we help the farmers benefit from higher incomes. But we also finance local small- and medium-sized enterprises in the food and agricultural sector, because they strengthen the value chain – which also strengthens the farmers.

Continent Africa - focus countries Rabo Foundation

Results Africa

Continent Africa - focus countries Rabo Foundation

8 countries

we are active in Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania.

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€ 7.6 million

we provided in the form of loans, trade finance, technical assistance and grants.

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producer cooperatives, savings and credit cooperatives, MFIs and SMEs in Food & Agri were thus given the opportunity to start or scale up their operations. And, by doing so, strengthen the position of smallholder farmers.

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€ 162,538

we provided to 14 organizations we supported from our Covid-19 emergency fund.

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of our organizations received technical assistance, such as education and training in agricultural techniques and crop diversification.

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projects in the field of agtech and fintech solutions we financed.

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