ADAPTA is Africa's first climate adaptation facility that combines climate-smart agriculture and blended finance to fund small and medium producers and Agri-SMEs in East Africa. The climate-smart due diligence module is unique globally and can represent a driver of change to unlock commercial bank lending across the region, now at less than 5% of total loans. Tiserin Capital has partnered with USAID's Feed the Future Kenya Investment Mechanism (USAID-KIM) to develop and launch ADAPTA.

 

Tiserin Capital has also partnered with CGIAR to develop the climate-smart module and portfolio management module. The module will leverage technologies such as Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) tools, now more effective and less expensive, and micro weather stations to assess climate impact on small and medium producers and Agri-SMEs.

How it works

ADAPTA lends 1-7-year loans to producers and Agri-SMEs across the agricultural value chain for the following purposes:

  • strengthen cash flows and balance sheets

  • invest in climate change adaptation and mitigation

  • lower energy costs - implement solar and wind

  • invest in pack-houses, cold storage, dryers, etc.

  • promote consolidation

Impact

ADAPTA is committed to protecting and creating jobs, especially for women, youth, and rural workers. It is committed to promoting gender inclusivity within its team and projects and is aligned to the DFC's 2X Initiative. ADAPTA is keen to reduce lifetime GHC emissions and increase energy and water efficiency within its projects. It will ensure that all projects are aligned to IFC's Environmental & Social standards.