Value chain finance for agricultural climate change resilience
The purpose of this report is to explore the potential for agricultural value-chain finance (AVCF) to promote climate change resilience in ACP countries, focusing on the experiences of farmers and financiers with market-based lending and risk-mitigation finance products. This paper focuses on loans (i.e. debt, credit), but the role of concessional financing is discussed in the last section. By ACP countries, this paper specifically means the 79 state signatories to the Cotonou Agreement (the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement). These include 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific.