ALIGNING CAPITAL FLOWS WITH IMPACT
Aceli Africa increases lending to underserved agricultural SMEs, thereby improving livelihoods for farmers and workers, creating opportunities for women and youth, strengthening food security and nutrition, and promoting sustainable environmental practices.
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FINANCIAL MARKETS
As no single actor can solve the financing gap alone, Aceli Africa works with a range of capital providers to build an inclusive and resilient financial market.
BLENDING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CAPITAL EFFICIENTLY
Aceli’s original dataset optimizes the donor funding required to unlock private capital for impact today, while building a more competitive and efficient market for tomorrow.
TRANSITIONING INTERNATIONAL FUNDING TO NATIONAL INVESTMENTS
By demonstrating cost-effective approaches for inclusive agricultural growth, Aceli makes the case for African governments to adopt similar policy measures as long-term investments.
SHIFTING THE LENDING FRONTIER
For every 4 agri-SMEs, on average only 1 is being served today. Aceli Africa aims to increase the number of businesses served by expanding the lending frontier.
Financial incentives improve the lending economics and motivate lenders to reach more businesses
Technical assistance prepares more businesses to qualify for and manage financing
High-impact and cost-effective models to grow the market can be expanded in other geographies
PROMOTING ENABLING POLICIES FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE
Good public policy shapes the development of strong and impactful capital markets. A thriving finance market for agricultural SMEs will nurture profitable businesses that pay taxes, generate export earnings, reduce the need for food imports, and increase cash circulating in rural economies. In short, investments in building this market will create substantial economic, social, and environmental dividends. In the long-term, we envision Aceli Africa migrating to a more permanent structure embedded in the enabling environment for agricultural finance at the country- and/or regional-level and funded by national governments.