Structured investment vehicle offering debt and equity investments primarily to financial intermediaries servicing the rural population, smallholder farmers and other actors of the agricultural value chains in emerging economies.
AGRIF is a successor fund to Rural Impulse Fund I (RIF I) and Rural Impulse Fund II (RIFII), two pioneer microfinance funds focusing on the rural poor. The Fund’s investment strategy builds on the experience acquired in rural finance with the predecessor funds, though it will have a more explicit emphasis on the financing of the smallholder agricultural sector and its value chain.
In order to mitigate the agro-specific risks, the Fund will adopt a series of appraisal and monitoring tools as well as eligibility criteria for the agricultural activities to be financed by financial intermediaries and producer organisations, in order to ensure alignment with the Bank's environmental and social policy.
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).
General enquiries and comments
The EIB is committed to open communication and encourages constructive stakeholder input regarding its activities.
Enquiries and comments concerning the EIB’s involvement in a project or the financing facilities, activities, organisation and objectives of the EIB, can be sent to the EIB Infodesk.
Alternatively, the EIB can be contacted through its external offices.
Queries regarding details of a specific project, in particular when it is under appraisal by the EIB, should preferably be addressed directly to project promoters.
Zero tolerance against fraud and corruption
The EIB has a zero tolerance policy on fraud or corruption. To report allegations of fraud and corruption relating to EIB-financed projects, please contact the Fraud and Investigation division. All complaints will be treated as strictly confidential and handled in line with the EIB investigation procedures and the Anti-Fraud Policy.