Amid the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19 and climate change—compounding the finance gap that pre-dated both—the need for investment in the African agriculture sector is more urgent than ever.
Aceli’s experience in Year 1 indicates that there is growing interest from private sector lenders to expand their agriculture portfolios. See here for a deeper data dive into Aceli-supported loans to date.
With new commitments from the Dutch and UK governments, Aceli has now secured $62M in funding through 2025 to scale up our activities.
Our latest report distills learning from our first year of implementation and highlights three key areas for learning in the years ahead:
- How can public & philanthropic resources be targeted most effectively to attract private sector investment?
- How can private investment be steered to optimize social & environmental impact, and what meaningful measures can we use to assess progress toward this goal?
- How can the learning from Aceli’s model build an evidence base for blended finance that can spur adoption at the country level and replication in other sectors & geographies?