In many developing countries, smallholder farmers and small- to medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the economy and the main producers of food. The Agri-Business Capital Fund, or ABC Fund, is designed to support smallholder farmers and improve their livelihoods.
The ABC Fund provides financing solutions to help transform rural areas into prosperous economies that generate economic opportunities, especially for women and young people.The ABC Fund is managed by Bamboo Capital Partners in partnership with Injaro Investments.
Along with financing, the ABC Fund provides technical and advisory services that help its investees develop and strengthen their organisation. This Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) provides support in areas such as business development, operations, marketing, governance, financial management and others. The TAF is managed led by Agriterra and supported by Rabo Partnerships, Agricord and Advance consulting.
Agriterra made an movie in Ivory Coast, at the Socak Katana cooperative, about what the ABC Fund is doing on the ground (financing + Technical Assistance). The movie demonstrates the impact of the ABC Fund and the results.