Smallholder farmers and small agrifood enterprises are key for sustainable food systems in Africa. They need access to capital, but banks consider it tedious, costly and too much of a risk to invest in them. Initiatives like the IDH Farmfit Fund and crowdfunding platform PlusPlus have been set up to try to break this deadlock. Can these new funds assist smallholder farmers and companies to become a commercially interesting opportunity for financial institutions?

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