2022 State of the Sector Report: Celebrating 10 Years of Agri-SME Finance

The 2022 State of the Sector Report draws upon data from the portfolios of 17 financial institutions to share market insights and reflections on 10 years of practitioner collaboration. In 2021, Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) members issued loans totaling $756 million to 641 businesses sourcing from 2.5 million farmers. Lending increased substantially—by 35 percent—after a drop in 2020, as lenders adjusted to navigating COVID and supply chain disruptions and focused on increasing support for growing and maturing businesses.