Smallholder farmers currently face a funding gap of around USD $170 billion. Something that has huge implications for the sustainability of global food chains and the environment. IDH Farmfit unlocks the power of capital markets and value chain companies to invest in smallholder farming, close the funding gap and establish smallholder finance as a new asset class.

IDH Farmfit Business Support provides technical assistance to companies and banks, helping them develop cost efficient smallholder inclusive business models. IDH Farmfit Intelligence shares key insights on how to make smallholder value chains more efficient, effective and impactful. The IDH Farmfit Fund takes the highest risk positions in deals that directly improve smallholders’ livelihoods in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America.

Taken together, they pave the way for senior investors – including banks, companies and institutional asset managers – to take calculated risks on smallholder farmers.

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Farmfit Intelligence shares key insights on how to make smallholder value chains more efficient and effective. Its benchmarking database contains insights from 40+ smallholder farmer engagement models, helping partners innovate in technology and gender inclusion. The robust data set helps financiers make better investment decisions.

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The IDH Farmfit Fund is the world’s biggest ever public-private impact fund for smallholder farmers. The Fund’s innovative structure de-risks investments in smallholder farming and helps drive sustainable impact by showcasing the commercial opportunity represented by smallholder farming finance.

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Farmfit Business Support provides businesses and banks the tools they need to optimize cost-efficiency and maximize the impact of their engagement with smallholder farmers. It helps identify areas ripe for innovation and matches them with the most suitable finance, to bring them to scale.

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