Agribusiness Access to Finance

Access to Finance for Sustainable Production and Consumption of Agribusiness MSMEs in India

Having an important contribution to India's economy, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have the potential to catalyse an important shift towards green and fair production, hence supplying consumer markets with green and fair product options. The intent is strong among agribusiness MSMEs in India to adopt sustainable production practices. However, various constraints prevent them, namely technical ability, consistent market for green products and available working capital.

The Project promotes an increased adoption of sustainable technologies by MSMEs. It specifically targets three challenge areas that are promotion of sustainable practices across the supply chain, access to finance for adopting sustainable procurement and production practices, and promotion of sustainable consumption through certified production.

Duration: 4/2014 - 3/2018

Total budget: EUR 1,258,496.00 (EU Contribution: 79.45%)


Mrs. Aruna Rangachar Pohl
India Foundation for Humanistic Development (IFHD)
Vasantanagar, Bangalore

Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos)
Hivos is the lead partner and is responsible for the overall project management and implementation.
International Resources for Fairer Trade (IRFT) International Resources for Fairer Trade (IRFT)
IRFT is a project partner. It plays role in consumer awareness campaign; organising Western and Southern India regional events; supporting producers to meet the Fair Trade standard; and participating in monitoring and evaluation.
Friends of Women's World Banking (FWWB) Friends of Women's World Banking (FWWB)
As a project partner, FWWB is responsible in the incubation finance to agri-MSMEs. It contributes to policy advocacy on green financing in the banking sector and participates in the monitoring and evaluation.