The ABC Fund invests in Ecookim to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire

The Agri-Business Capital (‘ABC Fund’) has provided a loan of EUR €800,000 to the Enterprise Cooperative Kimbe (‘Ecookim’) ahead of the 2020/21 cocoa production season. Such advanced financing is crucial in ensuring smallholder farmers do not lose the valuable benefits of being part of a cooperative. Ecookim is a union of 29 cooperatives located in rural communities across 12 different provinces in Côte d’Ivoire.

In addition to the investment in Ecookim, the ABC Fund has provided a follow-up loan to Socak Katana – the previous loan positively impacted over 3,000 farmers.