The U.S. Agency for International Development

SAFIN member

On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America’s foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.

Membership Date: 2018

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Publication

Case Study: Feed The Future Kenya Access To Finance In Northern Kenya
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Partner News
Relief programs help Ukrainian farmers get through first year of war
Photo: USAID Ukraine is one of the world’s top agricultural producers and...
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News
USAID launches a $19-million activity focused on agriculture-led inclusive economic growth
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 11, 2023 – The United States Agency for International Development...
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Partnering with the private sector to increase access to financial services for women entrepreneurs
Access to financial services is critical for micro, small and medium enterprises...
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USAID/Liberia’s agribusiness incubator is synonymous with localization
USAID and the Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) Program created a Liberia Agribusiness...
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Wartime wheat: Supporting farmers and food security in Ukraine
Affordable financing is critical for Ukrainian agribusinesses as they support their fellow farmers and soldiers on the front lines...
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SAFIN News
Spotlight: Songbae Lee, Agricultural Finance Lead at USAID
Songbae Lee talks to SAFIN about the Agency's work to mobilize private capital towards agriculture and game changers in agri-SME finance...
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Segmenting the ag finance market, Part 4: small and medium-sized enterprises and transaction sizes
Songbae Lee of USAID explores the issue of the missing middle, which constitutes the financing gap for SMEs in developing countries...
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International investment funds, Part 2: segmentation
Songbae Lee of USAID describes the characteristics of the different agricultural investment funds in the market...
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Segmenting the ag finance market, Part 1: tight value chains
There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farmers in the world. A common definition of a smallholder farmer...
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Business digitization helps USAID EDGE SME owner increase business demand
Like many other SMEs working with the EDGE Activity, Mercy had challenges in fully digitizing her business operations...
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Family Bank Partners with a USAID project to finance agribusiness
Family Bank has entered a partnership with USAID’s Kenya Investment Mechanism, committing to disburse loans worth 500 million ...
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CATLAYZE Engines of Growth introduces new financial products in Albania to support SME success
Albania’s economy is rapidly shifting in favor of foreign investment and the government’s recent steps attract more investors..
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Feed the Future activity promotes new rice seed variety in Bangladesh
The RDC is a 5-year activity aiming to improve food security and nutrition by facilitating changes that help increase rural incomes...
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Feed the Future activity sets in motion a Bangladesh commodity trade portal
The Feed the Future Activity signed an agreement with two private sector companies to launch a commodity trade portal in Bangladesh...
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Administrator Samantha Power announces an additional $50 Million towards USAID’s EDGE Fund to tap private sector’s capabilities to solve global challenges
Today, Administrator Samantha Power announced an additional $50 million towards USAID’s EDGE...
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Business digitization helps USAID EDGE SME owner increase business demand
Mercy Chisi Sakala is the owner of MC Sangwani Limited, an agribusiness...
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USAID facilitates $244 million in agricultural investments for over 18,000 Nigerian SMEs
USAID facilitates $244 million in agricultural investments for over 18,000 Nigerian SMEs...
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From East Africa to Latin America: Expanding incentive models for Agri-SME growth
Agricultural small- and medium- enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in their...
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USAID drives progress to build a freer, more equitable, and humane world
This year, in the face of daunting challenges like global food insecurity,...
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USAID launches rural financial inclusion program in Guatemala
USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced today that, working with Congress, USAID will...
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Event
The role of banks and investment funds in agri-SME finance: A Conversation with two practitioners

December 19, 2023 |
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| USAID

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