Technical Assistance

Supporting agribusinesses with aggregation, extension, access to inputs, mechanisation and climate-smart practices.

The CASA Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) is an £8 million initiative managed by TechnoServe which supports agribusinesses sourcing from smallholder farmers. The CASA TAF works alongside investors to deploy inclusive technical assistance that strengthens upstream supply chains and promotes returns, development impact and resilience.

The CASA TAF approach involves a deep dive into the business to draw up an Inclusive Business Plan – a roadmap for the agribusiness to deepen and/or broaden its supply chain to deliver both commercial and social value to smallholders and shareholders. The CASA TAF also provides core business technical assistance to sourcing businesses that are experiencing disruptions in their smallholder supply chain due to Covid-19.

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  • The TAF will work with these businesses through interventions such as aggregation models, farmer extension, access to inputs, mechanization and climate-smart agriculture. The CASA TAF aims to benefit over 100,000 smallholders and increase their income by a total of £13 million.
  • The CASA TAF will also convene investors – from development finance institutions to private equity players – to demonstrate the commercial and development impact that inclusive technical assistance can have. By doing so, the CASA TAF aims to raise investor expectations regarding the level of development impact for future investments, and increase the provision of technical assistance provided by investors to their portfolio companies.

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