A sector considered too risky or unprofitable by many investors, family farming nevertheless plays a major role in the development of the areas in which we operate.

Family farming meets the three major challenges facing agriculture:

  • Maintaining gainful employment in rural areas, including for women;
  • Preserving natural resources and biodiversity;
  • Food sovereignty.

This is why we have been committed to the development of agricultural value chains for several years now. We choose to finance and support producer organizations or SMEs with a strong social and environmental impact, sourcing from small family farmers. In this way, we contribute to strengthening sustainable agricultural practices that are resilient to climate change, and support agroecology as an agricultural production modality.

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Developing local financial services

Our social and environmental performance