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Finnfund invests 15 million US dollars to strengthen the agricultural supply chain in Africa

Finnfund is one of the investors in a syndicated loan to ETC Group (“ETG”). ETG has developed into a global player with a diverse portfolio of expertise across multiple industries, encompassing agricultural inputs, logistics, merchandising and processing, and supply chain optimization, with most of its footprint in Africa. ETG operates in 26 African countries and […]

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Nafoods in Vietnam accelerates production plans with a 5 million USD investment from Finnfund

Nafoods Group and Finnfund have signed a 6 year, 5 million USD senior secured loan facility. Nafoods will use the loan proceeds for a new value-added products processing facility at its Long An factory, including 150MT monthly processing capacity for soft dried sugar and non-sugar tropical fruits and up to an additional 150 MT production […]

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Bringing together executives of Africa’s most promising, fast-growing agribusiness

Last week, the African Cheetahs Roundtable was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Development finance institutions FMO, IFC, and Finnfund brought together executives of Africa’s most promising, fast-growing agribusiness companies (the “Cheetahs”) for a thought-provoking, interactive two-day roundtable. Exclusively for this roundtable, Prof. Peer Ederer analyzed strategic challenges faced by Cheetahs and explored solutions with the participants. Based on his […]

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Sustainable teak and cocoa plantation in Nicaragua scores top impact points

A project to expand FSC certified teak and UTZ certified cocoa plantations in the rural Siuna region of Nicaragua scores exceptionally high points in Finnfund’s development impact assessment. The high score is based on the project’s contribution to carbon capture, protection of fauna and curbing deforestation as well as the various social impacts, such as […]

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Finnfund’s investment boosts the expansion of aquaculture in Zambia

Finnfund supports the expansion of Yalelo Limited, an integrated tilapia aquaculture company in Zambia with a 6 million US dollar equity investment. It is the first direct investment by Finnfund in Zambia. Yalelo is the largest aquaculture company in Africa, producing 12,000 tons of tilapia annually. With the investments from Finnfund and Dutch FMO, Yalelo […]

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Seminar: Sustainable development and climate action from African forests

How are the forests in Africa doing? What are the most cost-effective climate actions and can deforestation be slowed down? Is there demand for sustainably produced wood? Why is it so difficult to get private funding? What could the EU do? Forests, food production and climate change are closely linked to one another, professor Markku […]

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Finnfund invests in sustainable avocado farming in Tanzania

Finnfund, a Finnish development finance company, provides a EUR 2.5 million secured loan to Africado, a Tanzanian avocado producer. Sustainable avocado farming is a viable alternative for Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region farmers whose livelihoods have been shaken by the plunging price of coffee. The price of coffee has fallen sharply in recent years primarily due to […]

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Finnfund to invest in Ethiopian poultry company – aiming to improve food security and living standards

By producing chicks which will provide eggs and poultry meat, EthioChicken supports families to improve their nutrition and livelihood, particularly in rural areas. Finnfund begins to finance EthioChicken, which aims to improve food security and reduce poverty in Ethiopia. By producing chicks which will provide eggs and poultry meat, the company supports families to improve their […]

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