CASA Research recommendations digest for capital providers
1 Increasing the pipeline of investment-ready agribusinesses: Recommendations
To increase the pipeline of investment-ready agribusinesses capital providers should:
1.1 Develop their capacity and knowledge of how to effectively deploy inclusive technical assistance to ensure that investments reach their potential.
1.2 Along with donors, develop a more sophisticated view of the market and shared learning agenda to deliver a diverse funding landscape of blended finance. This will result in greater efficiency and effectiveness than current approaches.
1.3 Together with donors, become more transparent and collaborative, and committed to smarter subsidies. Participation in new forums to support peer learning can facilitate co-investment mandates across institutional divides.
To increase the pipeline of investment-ready agribusinesses capital providers should and
1.4 Invest in localized green ammonia production
1.5 Support commercialization of promising research and development of alternative fertilizer technologies
Increasing the pipeline of investment-ready agribusinesses reducing food loss, capital providers should increase finance through tailored products and risk-sharing by:
1.6 Designing and de-risk asset financing products which match the profile of food loss technologies
1.7 Utilizing results-based finance schemes to introduce cooling as service model in harder to reach areas
1.8 Delivering direct investment from DFIs into manufacturing
Increasing the pipeline of investment-ready agribusinesses reducing food loss, capital providers should fund product research and development and innovation in business models by:
1.9 Continuing to support product developers and manufactures to reduce the cost and improve the reliability of food loss technologies
1.10 Providing funding for agri-SMEs to test new business models which reduce food loss
Updated November 2023
Summary of recommendations for capital providers