Impact Investing in the Sudanese AgriBusiness
I recently had the pleasure of visiting farmers’ groups, agri-business experts, distributors, and Financial Institutions serving farmers in Gedaref State (Sudan). Despite the Fragile Ecosystem, there are huge business and investment opportunities in Sudan that can uplift local communities and hit SDGs.
Sustainable farming in Sudan is a strategic activity that can address food insecurity, improve families’ livelihood and create business opportunities. Small Holder Farmers in rainfed agriculture are largely represented by women. The right service mix of capacity building, technology, blended finance, and access to markets can provide sustainable long-term solutions to farmers while strengthening key Agri-business Value Chains.
My team and I at Microfinanza are working in Sudan on new Impact Investing Interventions involving the private sector, to secure market-driven solutions and innovative, green technical services.
The interventions are part of the 𝗪𝗘-𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗘! Women’s Empowerment for Resilience, Inclusion, Sustainability and Environment project. It is jointly implemented by AICS and UN Women in Sudan. It is funded by the European Union through the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF).
Its objective is to build inclusive, sustainable and resilient communities and create an enabling environment for the economic, social and educational empowerment of women.
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