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Asia in 2020: Faster and better financing

Access to sales markets, good agricultural resources, and the knowledge needed to grow high-quality products: for many smallholder farmers in Asia, these factors can’t be taken for granted. Especially not during the coronavirus pandemic. Together with our partners, Rabo Foundation is starting to change all that.

How we work in Asia

In Asia, our activities center on enhancing access to finance, knowledge, network and innovation for smallholder farmers. We do this by partnering up with like-minded intermediaries such as microfinancing institutions and savings and loans cooperatives. But also with producer organizations, small to medium enterprises, as well as start-ups that are active in the food, agriculture and aquaculture sector.

Continent Asia - focus countries Rabo Foundation

Results Asia

Continent Asia - focus countries Rabo Foundation

7 countries

we are active in Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

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€ 11.0 million

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

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producer cooperatives, financial service providers 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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€ 14,733

we provided from our Covid-19 emergency fund.

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of the 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.