How Rabo Rural Fund works

We’re active in the most economically, socially and ecologically vulnerable countries in Africa, Asia, and South- and Central America. There, farmers' organizations produce grow crops such as spices, vegetables, nuts and quinoa. They are deeply rooted in their communities, and play a key role in creating jobs and generating incomes and food security. They also often have difficulty finding commercial investors. But where normal banks see only risks, the Rabo Rural Fund sees opportunities. Especially opportunities to make local food production sustainable, and to increase the income of smallholder farmers. We invest in the growth of agricultural enterprises in order to contribute to sustainable economic development.

Impact highlights

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$ 51.4 million

total disbursement in impact lending

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56 businesses financed

in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America

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234,000 smallholder farmers

reached via the producer cooperatives and SMEs we financed in 2020.