Since its inception in 2008, the Sustainable Trade Initiative ("IDH") has developed a market-based approach to smallholder value chain development. Currently, IDH works with over 600 companies, financial institutions, producer organisations, and governments in 12 value chains across 40 countries worldwide. As an evolution of its grants-based investments strategy, IDH established the Farmfit Fund (the "Fund"). To strengthen smallholder value chains and improve the livelihoods of farmers, the Fund will support a wide variety of actors ranging from traders to input providers, Agri SMEs and financial institutions across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The Fund will offer tailor-made financial instruments (debt, risk sharing, equity) and TA to a wide range of investees that sustainably engage with smallholder farmers. Its impact is further increased through leveraging commercial bank finance.
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO
Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW). A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism