The RCF was launched in August 2022 with an initial investment of USD 11m by Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose & Partners. For the 2023/24 growing season, the RCF Cerrado Programme expanded with an investment of USD 36.24 million from commercial banks Santander, Rabobank, and a guarantee from the AGRI3 Fund, thereby leveraging the impact of the initial investment made by the food retailers.

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