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 financing13% disbursed
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National Designated Authority
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Treasury
Federal Ministry of Environment
The National Treasury
Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue, P.O Box 30007-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Finance
Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund: at a glance Acumen FP078
||Case study||14 Jul 2020|
Gender action plan for FP078: Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) Acumen FP078
||Gender action plan||23 May 2018|
Gender assessment for FP078: Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) Acumen FP078
||Gender assessment||22 May 2018|
Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) Acumen FP078
||Approved funding proposal||27 Mar 2018|