The Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN) presents its 2023 Annual Progress Report. This report highlights the network’s achievements over the past year, showcasing its role in fostering knowledge-sharing, advocacy and collaboration within the inclusive agri-SME finance space.

Building upon the success of its two-year learning agenda, SAFIN prioritized knowledge exchange and collaboration among its members in 2023. Key activities included:

  • Facilitating learning opportunities with diverse partners on critical sector issues.
  • Launching a dedicated member portal to enhance engagement and interaction.
  • Convening an in-person annual meeting to foster connections among members.
  • Generating market intelligence to inform decision-making within the sector.
  • Advocating for the role of agri-SMEs and smallholders at major global forums.
  • Developing innovative solutions to address agri-SME finance challenges through regional working groups.

SAFIN remains committed to its mission of creating a thriving ecosystem for inclusive agri-SME finance. In the coming years, the network plans to:

  • Strengthen its systemic approach to achieve greater impact.
  • Expand collaboration and investment within regional working groups.
  • Launch joint member initiatives that deliver tangible benefits to its beneficiaries.



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