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USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Access-to-Finance Program (F2F A2F)

Summary

The USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Access to Finance Program (F2F A2F) unlocks access to finance for smallholder farmers, entrepreneurs, and micro- small-, and medium-sized enterprises in Kenya, Tanzania, and Liberia. Implemented by IESC, the program addresses coordination failures in the agricultural finance market. With an emphasis on women, youth, and environmental and natural resource management, the program creates more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable agricultural systems while increasing production, profitability, sales, jobs, and income. The program draws on the expertise of U.S. volunteers from a range of backgrounds, including agriculture, banking, technology, and academia.

Approach

The program uses highly qualified volunteers to support supply-side and demand-side actors to:

  • Improve the bankability of agricultural borrowers with business plan training, coaching, and post-loan assistance.
  • Develop innovative financial products and services.
  • Strengthen the core banking capabilities of financial institutions.
  • Develop and integrate digital financial solutions.
  • Develop environmental, natural resource management, and climate adaptation solutions.

Expected results

Program details

Funder: USAID

Project duration: 2023 to 2028

Award: $7.5 million

 

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