Rabo Foundation (RF) is the corporate foundation of Rabobank: the global leader in food and agriculture lending. Headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, RF invests in the self-reliance of smallholder farmers by working with small and medium-sized enterprises and farming cooperatives in over twenty countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Agribusinesses and cooperatives that have outgrown donations and microcredit but are not yet eligible for standard bank loans often have great difficulty in attracting financing. We aim to plug this gap by providing access to finance, knowledge and our network. In addition, new technological developments and digitisation solutions are explored to help serve smallholders farmers even more effectively.
In Indonesia, we partner with a broad portfolio of cooperatives, SME’s, MFI’s, NGO’s and multinationals to support and expand sustainable production of coffee, dairy, rice, fisheries, spices, soy, cacao and many more food and agricultural products. We provide working capital, trade finance facilities, investment loans or long-term loans, where needed supported by technical assistance. We also work with local financiers and co-finance, for example, by issuing guarantees. This way our partners can build a track record, create financial buffers and obtain collateral. When partners become self-sufficient and no longer require RF’s support, our mission is complete.