Our Mission

Making commodities works for everyone

The Common Fund’s mandate is to enhance the socioeconomic development of commodity producers and contribute to the development of society as a whole. In line with its market-oriented approach, the Fund concentrates on commodity development projects financed from its resources.

These resources consist of voluntary contributions, capital subscriptions by Member Countries transferred to the Second Account and interest earned. In partnership with other development institutions, the private sector and civil society, the Fund endeavours to achieve overall efficiency in and impact on commodity development.

Our Projects

In the least developed countries people heavily depent on commodities for their livelihood. Thus, commodities form the backbone of economies and they account for the bulk of the export earnings of countries.

CFC is proud to play a catalytic role in promoting and supporting poverty alleviation through commodity- focused development.

Upcoming Event
65th Meeting of the Executive Board

Amsterdam, 17 April 2018                               All events

12th Open Call for Proposals

Funding Innovation

Making a Difference

Common Fund for Commodities invites applications for support of Commodity development activities

The CFC is an intergovernmental foundation investing in organisations and enterprises pursuing SDG Agenda in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. CFC is an impact investor and expects proposals aiming to generate sound financial return, and provide for a measurable social and environmental impact.

This is the twelfth call for interested parties to submit proposals which opened on 1 January 2018 and will close on 15 April 2018. Early submission of proposals is encouraged and is highly appreciated.

The call for proposals and submission guidelines:

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Project Application


Ambassador of Laos visits CFC

8 March 2018, The Hague. H.E. Mr. Khamkheuang Bounteum, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the Benelux countries, today paid a courtesy visit to
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Delegation from UNCTAD visits CFC

28 February 2018, Amsterdam Mr. Parvindar Singh, Managing Director of CFC, received Mr. Paul Akiwumi, Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes, at the CFC headquarters in Amsterdam.
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