Enterprise Development

CNFA promotes sustainable, rural-based enterprise development by targeting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to drive growth and income-generating opportunities in the agricultural sector. We identify and target MSMEs for whom investment will have the most lasting impact. By increasing private investment and commercial finance opportunities, we mitigate risk for rural enterprises and entrepreneurs, while expanding commercially sustainable links between producers, post-harvest enterprises, service providers, local consulting firms, and end-markets. Development of rural community-based micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) plays an important role in economic animation by offering opportunities for entrepreneurs in farming to stay in their communities and envision a prosperous future.

We support our investment in each MSME with technical assistance that is custom tailored to the needs of that specific enterprise. This technical assistance covers the full range of potential needs and includes helping MSMEs develop business and marketing plans, gain access to financing, improve quality standards and certification, and connect to more lucrative markets.

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