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.

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
62nd Meeting of Consultative Committee

Amsterdam, 2 to 5 July 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.

The 12th Call for Proposals was closed on 15 April 2018. The information relating to the content of “Call for Proposals”, the Application Form and the instruction for completing the same can be seen on our website. The new “Call for Proposals” shall be announced shortly.

The call for proposals and submission guidelines:

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Project Application


CFC Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) highlights work done during 2016. The Report contains a general review of operations and other relevant activities undertaken by
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Three new publications released by the CFC

The CFC released three topical studies looking into issues attracting increasing attention of countries, impact investors and commodity sector stakeholders. These topics covered are: Improving energy access in the
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