Press Releases

Leading Agricultural Lenders Deploy $682 Million to Support Small Businesses and Farmer Livelihoods Globally

Members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) today announced in their newly published State of the Sector report that they provided $682 million in loans to 765 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during 2016. This financing helped to generate an estimated $7.6 billion in combined annual revenue among these businesses, which employ 75,000 individuals […]

Major Agricultural Lenders Adopt Shared Social and Environmental Principles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAIROBI, Kenya, February 6, 2017 — Members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) announced at their regional meeting that they have formally adopted a set of jointly developed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. These principles apply across the nine members’ loan portfolios, which in 2015 encompassed $597 million to […]

Las Principales Instituciones de Crédito Agrícola Adoptan Principios Sociales y Ambientales Conjuntos

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA NAIROBI, Kenia, 6 de febrero del 2017 — Los miembros del Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (el Consejo de Financiamiento de Pequeños Productores Agrícolas, “CSAF” por sus siglas en inglés)  anunciaron en su asamblea regional que han adoptado formalmente un conjunto de principios ambientales, sociales y de gobernanza (ASG) desarrollados conjuntamente. Estos […]

Social Lenders Join Forces to Develop Industry Standards, Best Practices for Smallholder Agricultural Finance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—OXFORD, United Kingdom, April 10—Seven international social lending institutions have announced the launch of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF), an industry council 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.