Agri3 Fund

The pressing challenge of reversing the trends of land degradation, food insecurity and stagnating food productivity inspired AGRI3's four major partners to ensure that adequate and swift action is taken.

In 2017, UN Environment and Rabobank announced an ambitious Partnership for Forest Protection and Sustainable Agriculture. The first concrete instrument of this partnership is the AGRI3 Fund, and over the course of 2018, the partnership expanded to include the Dutch development bank (FMO) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH).

Rabobank is a bank by and for customers, a cooperative bank, a socially- responsible bank. Next to its ambitions as a bank in the Netherlands, Rabobank is committed to being a leading bank in the field of food and agriculture worldwide. Embracing the “Growing a Better World Together” mission, as well as the “Banking for Food” strategy for its international activities, the bank is continuously exploring ways to support its clients in food and agriculture value chains to change to more sustainable practices. Its large client base and international knowledge networks are considered strong assets in sourcing viable and impactful transition projects.

The Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO is committed to helping transform food systems in developing countries. In this respect, FMO increasingly focuses on Low-Income-Food-Deficient-Countries (LIFDCs) in Sub-Sahara Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. In addition to food security, FMO also focuses on forest protection and agro-forestry, engaging smallholders and women in inclusive value chain models and labour intensive agro-sectors.

The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

IDH convenes companies, CSOs, governments and others in public-private partnerships. IDH promotes sustainable agriculture and forest protection through its Landscapes program, supporting land use planning for production, protection and inclusion. It also mobilizes investments and learning around business models that combine land use intensification with forest and ecosystems conservation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands is committed to strengthening sustainable agriculture, forest protection and sustainable livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries. To this end, we support a large number of initiatives, funds and partners around the world. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has made available a $40 million reimbursable grant in support of the Agri3 Fund.
Investment Advisors
To implement AGRI3’s innovative  concept, the partners went  through a thorough process to select independent advisors to oversee the Investment Process  and manage the Fund portfolio.
FOUNT offer Strategic Advisory and Fund & Investment Management services across the investment cycle in various impact investment sectors in emerging countries. In that way they enable their clients and partners to generate the optimal, measurable impact, with business models that target the lower-income segment of the population.

Cardano Development is committed to helping frontier economies develop and prosper, by introducing innovative financial risk management products and services to make people and businesses active in the local real economy more resilient and protected against risk.


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