- Fund innovative and commercially sustainable business ideas that have the potential to positively impact the incomes of rural households.
- Improve the way agribusiness and other market systems work, thereby facilitating market entry for rural poor households and businesses.
- Stimulate the development and use of affordable and accessible technologies for the benefit of the rural poor.
- Ensure AECF funds have a catalytic effect by leveraging private sector investment as a fundamental part of the strategy.
AECF catalyses and leverages private sector investment, shares risk with fund recipients, and ensures recipients have demonstrated financial commitment to the success of their projects.