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Feasibility study: Access to finance for agricultural SMEs

Project Details

CLIENT

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

YEAR

2016-2017

COUNTRY / REGION

Mozambique / Sub-Saharan Africa

EXPERTISE

Knowledge Transfer

Agricultural Finance

KEY TOPICS

Market Surveys & Feasibility Studies

Agricultural Value Chain Finance

CONTACT

Dörte Weidig

AFD plans, jointly with the EU, to implement an access-to-finance project for Mozambican smallholder farmers and rural-agricultural SMEs. To support AFD in defining the objectives, scope and means of the project, IPC was commissioned to conduct a feasibility study to analyse supply and demand as well as highlight the potential for investments in small-scale farming and rural SME structures in Mozambique.

IPC’s experts implemented the following tasks:

  • developing work plan and methodology for exploratory study and feasibility study
  • conducting a general analysis of relevant sectors and the local context
  • assessing financial needs/constraints of small-scale farmers, rural/agro SMEs
  • evaluating the main formal FIs involved in financing small-scale farmers and rural-agro SMEs
  • researching the main IFIs, donors, funds and available credit lines (incl. government programmes)
  • conducting sector mapping, including agricultural value chain financing and regional/local context aspects
  • drafting an exploratory study in English
  • defining innovations, beneficiaries, a financing package and eligibility criteria
  • conducting interviews with relevant stakeholders
  • formulating recommendations on the rural-agro investment potential, tools and incentive structures
  • drafting the feasibility study in English, including recommendations

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