Project profile — Support to the Agricultural Financial System


DID - Développement international Desjardins (CA-CRA_ACR-3104905757)
2014-03-27 - 2019-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Colombia (98.99%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (1.01%)


• Agricultural education/training:
Agricultural education/training (31181) (19.80%)
Agricultural financial services (31193) (79.19%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Sectors not specified (99810) (1.01%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the agricultural financial system in Colombia. It provides technical assistance to 37 financial institutions in order to make insurance and credit available to 50,000 small farmers, particularly in areas affected by armed conflict. It also provides financial management training for 5,000 farmers, with a focus on women. The project helps Colombian agricultural finance institutions (Banco Agrario, FINAGRO and the Federation of Savings and Credit Unions) develop credit and insurance products that better respond to farmer’s needs. This helps farmers invest in better technology and manage risks. The project has the potential to transform small farms in Colombia into viable and competitive rural businesses. It is implemented by Développement international Desjardins (DID) et Financière agricole du Québec — Développement international (FADQDI).

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: (1) 35% increase in loans to small and medium-scale farmers; (2) 30% increase in agricultural insurance coverage to small and medium-scale farmers; (3) Increased availability of micro-credit in 20 conflict-affected municipalities, with 50% of loans going to women; (4) Improved capacity of at least 5,000 farmers to manage agricultural businesses, including 3,000 women.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,320,725
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
25-02-2020 Disbursement $301,666
31-03-2020 Disbursement $982,199
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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