The conference is organised by CTA in collaboration with other organisations. It is supported by AFRACA, Convergence, ISF and OECD. 
OECD and Convergence will be taking the lead in organising sessions. Various other organisations will also be lending their support.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

CTA's mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture.

CTA sees smallholder agriculture as a vibrant, modern and sustainable business that creates value for farmers, entrepreneurs, youth and women, and produces affordable, nutritious and healthy food for all.

CTA web site

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. It works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. It measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment. It analyses and compares data to predict future trends. It sets international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

OECD web site


Convergence, a non-profit organisation headquartered in Canada, is a new platform initiating blended finance deals by connecting and supporting investors.
In her recent article, Joan M. Larrea, Convergence’s CEO, explains the importance of blended finance, and why Convergence is working to create more blended finance transactions with risk and reward characteristics to achieve sustainable development.

Convergence web site

The Initiative for Smallholder Finance (ISF

The Initiative for Smallholder Finance (ISF) is a multi-donor and investor platform for the development of financial services for the smallholder farmer market. It was launched in May 2013 with the intention of making marked progress toward closing the gap between the over $200 billion in smallholder financing need and the current $50 billion supply in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. 

ISF web site

African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA)

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) is a regional association of central banks, commercial banks, agricultural banks, micro-finance institutions and national programmes dealing with agricultural and rural finance in Africa. The vision of the Association is a rural Africa where people have access to sustainable financial services for economic development.

AFRACA web site

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) was established in 2010 as an outcome of the integration of NEPAD into AU structures and processes. The NEPAD Agency is the implementing agency of the African Union that advocates for NEPAD, facilitates and coordinates the development of NEPAD continent-wide programmes and projects, mobilises resources and engages the global community, regional economic communities and member states in the implementation of these programmes and projects. The NEPAD Agency replaced the NEPAD Secretariat which had coordinated the implementation of NEPAD programmes and projects since 2001.