Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF)
Supporting pioneering and early-growth innovative agribusinesses that enhance the climate resilience of smallholder farmers.
Agriculture is a major industry in the target countries, and up to 80 percent of farmland is managed by smallholder farmers who are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Climate resilience is key to ensuring a long term sustainable increase in agriculture productivity and incomes for smallholder farmers.
The Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) will improve climate resilience to ensure long-term sustainable increases in agriculture productivity and incomes for smallholder farmers. It will shift the pattern of investment in climate change adaptation activities in Africa from grants to a long-term capital approach, enabling smallholder farmers to respond to climate change more efficiently and effectively. It will support innovative private social entrepreneurs in micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) by providing aggregator and digital platform and innovative financial services to smallholder farmers.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 12 years.
- Private sector
- Public sector
GCF financing70% disbursed
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National Designated Authority
The National Treasury
Treasury Building 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Programme Manager, National Coordination (FLLoCA)
Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Finance
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Treasury
|2022 Annual Performance Report for FP078:Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF)||Annual Performance Report||31 Mar 2023|
|2020 Annual Performance Report for FP078: Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF)||Annual Performance Report||03 Sep 2021|
|Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund: at a glance||Case study||14 Jul 2020|
|2019 Annual Performance Report for FP078: Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF)||Annual Performance Report||30 Mar 2020|
|Gender action plan for FP078: Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF)||Gender action plan||23 May 2018|
|Gender assessment for FP078: Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF)||Gender assessment||22 May 2018|
|Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF)||Approved funding proposal||27 Mar 2018|