Blended Finance for Agriculture

20 November 2015 - London, Citigroup Executive Suites

Agriculture is the backbone of many developing economies, contributing significantly to employment and GDP. However, much of the potential of the agriculture sector remains unrealized, with low use of mechanization and inputs, and large amounts of uncultivated arable land. Convergence’s Blended Finance for Agriculture workshop, in partnership with Citi and UNEP Finance Initiative, brought together key actors in the agricultural investment community to discuss blended finance opportunities for agriculture. Sessions focused on financing inclusive supply chains, blended funds for agribusiness investment, and results-based financing for sustainable agriculture.