PROVIDING EVIDENCE
FOR INVESTORS

We aim to make the commercial & development case for investing in agribusinesses that source produce from smallholders.

Smallholder agriculture in Africa and South Asia suffers from low deployment of effective farm inputs and weak links between farmers and commercial buyers.

These drive down smallholder farm productivity and quality, increasing the perceived risk faced by agribusiness that source produce from smallholders and reducing investor appetite for investing in these businesses.

Small
agribusinesses
& start-ups
are less able to
access finance from investors
or banks…

Global demand for

food & agricultural

commodities is
increasing…

500M
smallholder
farms worldwide


87%
of agricultural
land is held by
smallholders


<7%
of smallholders
are commercially
active

The Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) Programme aims to make the commercial and development case for investing in agribusinesses that source produce from smallholders.

CASA bridges evidence gaps to ensure that investors and policymakers have access to the right information and people to make inclusive agribusiness models succeed.

By showcasing successful models for businesses that source produce from smallholders and pulling together the evidence base supporting the commercial and development impact of their business models, CASA will attract more investment into the sector, boosting economic growth and raising demand for smallholder produce.