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Microfinance, Agri-finance and Value Chain (MAVC)

Start project:
  • 2016
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Microfinance, Agri-finance and Value Chains (MAVC) is a four year project implemented and co-financed by ICCO and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The MAVC project aims to increase the income and food security of 150,000 households through better access to rural microfinance and an integrated approach to development and value chain financing.

In Burundi, 90% of the population are small-scale farmers, producing for subsistence only. Most cannot produce enough to feed their families and make money to send their children to school.

Smallholders farmers in Burundi face many challenges to increase their productivity and break the cycle of poverty: they lack credits to invest in agriculture; their access to markets is low, and they find difficulties to compete with others on markets.

The Microfinance, Agri-finance and Value Chains program (MAVC) is supporting small-scale farmers move from sustainable farming in agricultural value chains to farming as a business.

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