Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Africa: Focus on Coffee and Sesame in Ethiopia

This study is part of a series of four country case studies on agricultural value chain finance in Africa aiming to examine access to finance for agriculture, with a view to identifying strategies and tactics which will improve that access for commercially-oriented agriculture. These recommendations will be used to inform policy development by government and development agencies, both at country level but also for the continent overall.

This study reviews the agricultural finance environmentin Ethiopia, with particular reference to the coffee andsesame value chains. Accompanying the value-chainanalysis is a review of both the agricultural and financialsectors in Ethiopia, with a performance dashboardfor each.

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