Report Debunks Risk of Food-System Lending

A new report from Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) shows that food-system loans perform and that revolving loan funds can
successfully support local food system borrowers in their communities. Debunking Risk in Food System Lending reports on data from over a thousand loans made to food-focused enterprises, showing low default rates in line with the performance of traditional revolving loan fund portfolios. CDFA concludes that food-related enterprises are strong borrowers that can be well-suited for traditional lending approaches like those offered through revolving loan funds.