Drawing upon data and insights from the portfolios of 12 financial institutions, the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) publishes its “State of the Sector 2019” Report.

Following a five-year period of growth, Incofin Investment Management and the 11 other CSAF members more than doubled from $345M in 2013 to $716M in 2017, topline loan disbursements declined in 2018 for the first time since CSAF began collecting data in 2013.  This just-released “State of the Sector” Report examines how lenders have responded to increased risk in their portfolios after a period of growth and diversification, and shares the outlook on what is required to expand the finance market for agricultural SMEs and align market growth with social and environmental impact.

Download the “State of the Sector 2019” Report here