CFC Response to COVID 19 pandemic – update

Amsterdam, Netherlands – 16 March 2020 — The Government of the Netherlands announced additional measures to stop spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 in the Netherlands.

The CFC is concerned about the impact of the pandemic on its Country Members but is nevertheless fully equipped to work effectively without interruption as a fully digitalized company and by support of home office regulations as recommended by the Dutch Government.

The Fund continues its work in support of commodity dependent developing countries as part of the global effort to overcome the pandemic. We look forward to new project proposals which will be considered on schedule.

For more information on the call for proposals please see the CFC web site: Call for Proposals. Please make sure to submit your proposals before the deadline on 15 April 2020 and please continue to report on your project results with no delay. For more information about the CFC pandemic response, please see CFC’s COVID 2019 situation briefing.

CFC’s COVID 2019 situation briefing

Our Mission

Making commodities work 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.

69th Meeting of the Executive Board

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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.

16th Open Call for Proposals

Funding Innovation

Making a Difference

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

The support is offered mainly through loans to finance equipment, working capital or trade finance needs. The CFC seeks applications of projects that have reached a state of economic, social and environmental sustainability.

All interested parties are kindly invited to submit qualifying proposals no later than 15 April 2020.

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