Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) (GCF-FP078)

  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Uganda
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Acumen Fund, Inc.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 23.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 3, 2018

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Project Description
<div style="left: 76.4px; top: 1209.27px; font-size: 16.6px; font-family: sans-serif; transform: scaleX(1.00355);">With the Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), Acumen aims to support pioneering and early-growth stage innovative agribusinesses that enhance the climate resilience of smallholder farmers (SHFs). ARAF will focus only on East and West Africa. These two regions have large populations engaged in primitive agriculture and are very vulnerable to the impact of climate change. African agriculture also presents a huge opportunity given its underdeveloped nature, as development in the sector can be aligned with climate resilience objectives without the costs of unwinding existing developments and relearning.</div>
Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Contact Information

Noor Ullah, Head of Agriculture

Acumen Fund

+92 322 4003202

7 Commercial zone 4th floor Saeed Alam tower Liberty, Lahore Pakistan


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