Agricultural alliance, CSAF, provides over $500M in loans
oikocredit.ca| Published Friday 17 July 2015
In April 2014, seven social lenders — Alterfin, Oikocredit, Rabobank, responsAbility Investments AG, Root Capital, the Shared Interest Society and Triodos Investment Management teamed up to form the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF). CSAF provides a global forum for leading impact-oriented agricultural lenders to exchange learning, identify best practices and develop industry standards.
CSAF this week announced that its members provided US$ 564 million in loans to 658 small and medium-sized businesses across 64 countries in 2014, an increase of 56% from 2013. read more>