Financing solutions for sustainable agriculture

responsAbility is one of the world’s leading independent asset managers specializing in the development-related sectors of emerging economies. It serves as a flexible, reliable and prompt source of financing for organizations along the entire agricultural value chain, such as cooperatives, SMEs, importers and traders. responsAbility is a partner with a strong network and local presence. It also has an in-depth knowledge of different commodities and can therefore offer a broad range of tailor-made financing solutions.

Investment criteria

Eligibility for investment includes the following criteria:

  • Contribute to economic development of low income population in rural areas through productivity improvement and access to market

  • Sustainable business models within the agricultural value chain

  • A clear committment to environmental and social criteria

  • Annual financial reports audited by a reputable company (last 3 years)

  • Ability to provide annual financial projections


  • Minimum financing amount: USD 1 Mio

  • Minimum annual turn over: USD 2 Mio

  • Interest rates in line with the market

  • Maximum 12-month term for working capital; longer terms available for investments in fixed assets
    (up to 5 - 7 years)

  • Repayments structured according to cash flow projections and/or sales contract maturities

  • Availability of sales contracts with reliable buyers as collateral (value: 120% of financing); other types of guarantee may be sought for long-term financing

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