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Aceli Africa

Aceli Africa bridges the mismatch between the risk-return expectations of 30+ financial institutions in East Africa and the demand for capital among agricultural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through financial incentives and technical assistance. Building the market for agricultural SME finance in Africa contributes to improved livelihoods for farmers and workers practicing circular and regenerative agriculture, promoting gender and youth inclusion, and supporting food security and nutrition on the continent.


GDI’s role

Together with CSAF and the entrepreneur, Brian Milder, GDI helped conceive of and design the Aceli financial incentive mechanism and setup the initial organization. Today, Aceli is a subsidiary of GDI and GDI continues to provide strategic advisory support, serve on the board, and provide core operational support, including communications strategy, payroll, and financial infrastructure.