The Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) is an alliance focused on creating a thriving, sustainable and transparent financial market to serve the financing needs of small and growing agricultural businesses in low- and middle-income countries worldwide.
The council’s mission is to:
- Facilitate market entry and increase lending to agricultural businesses in the missing middle.
- Focus the agriculture finance sector on reaching and supporting the livelihoods of the world’s 450 million small-scale farmers.
- Promote responsible lending principles, including social, environmental and corporate governance standards, among all financial institutions serving this market.
CSAF envisions a thriving, sustainable and transparent financial market that generates long-term economic, social and environmental benefits by meeting the financing needs of agricultural businesses that aggregate smallholder farmers in developing countries worldwide.