• 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.

strategic objectives