about us

about_us

We believe in inclusive, sustainable food systems and we invest in sustainably focused agricultural producers, Agro SMEs, and Agro MFIs.

About FAF

Our mission

The Fairtrade Access Fund (FAF) is a regulated evergreen fund founded in 2012. The FAF operates in Latin America, The Caribbean and Africa, offering lending products for agricultural exporters who work primarily with smallholder farms and have a strong commitment to sustainable development.

The FAF aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Contribute to the development of a fair and sustainable agriculture sector.
  2. Address the financial needs of smallholder farmers by providing better access to financing (especially long-term capital) and to sustainable markets, both locally and abroad.
  3. Provide a fair return to investors.
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Incofin Investment Management (IM) is the Investment Advisor of the Fairtrade Access Fund.

Incofin IM is an international impact investment company focused on investing in dynamically managed enterprises in emerging countries. Driven by a strong interest of business solution that promotes inclusive progress, Incofin wants to improve the lives of the more vulnerable or less privileged people. By doing so, Incofin is committed to deliver attractive returns to its investors. The company has over 15 years of experience in dealing with risk capital in the form of debt and equity investments and currently has $ 1Bn committed assets under management. Incofin has a loyal investor base comprising leading development funds, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, alternative investment funds, high net worth and retail investors.

Incofin IM is an AIFM licensed investment company headquartered in Belgium with a global network of 4 regional offices. It has a team of 45+ experienced staff including 25+ investment professionals.

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The FAF has taken on an active role via Incofin IM in the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF).

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Sponsors

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Fairtrade International

Fairtrade International is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder association that works to secure fairer trade terms so that farmers and workers in developing countries can invest in a better future for themselves and their communities.

Fair Trade International partnered with Incofin IM in 2012 to create the Fair Trade Access Fund in response to the critical gap in smallholders´ access to finance for investments and working capital to sell their Fair Trade certification products.

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Grameen Foundation

Grameen Foundation is a global nonprofit organization that brings innovative and sustainable solutions to the fight against poverty and hunger. Together with local partners, Grameen equips families, women, and smallholder farmers with resources and services that expand financial inclusion, strengthen resilience, enhance health and improve livelihoods.

Grameen Foundation is a Founding Partner of the Fair Trade Access Fund, with representation on the Board of Directors of the Fund.

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Incofin cvso

Incofin cvso is a Belgian cooperative investment fund with a mission to support people with a low income and to ensure the sustainability of its projects. The fund mainly invests in sustainable microfinance institutions in developing countries that offer financial services adapted to small local enterprises and add value at a social level.

Incofin cvso is managed by Incofin Investment Management. In partnership with Incofin IM, cvso is a founding partner of the Fair Trade Access Fund since 2012.

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KFW

KfW is one of the world’s leading development banks. KfW is committed to improve economic, social and ecological living conditions all around the world on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal states.

KfW is an important partner for the Fair Trade Access Fund, sharing the Fund’s goal to achieve social and environmental sustainability for the world’s most vulnerable populations.