The Resource Efficiency in Agri-food Production and Processing (REAP) project is implemented along two dimensions, direct industry support and stakeholder engagement. The primary activity of the project will be targeted towards direct support provided to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in agri-food production and processing sector through capacity building measures, direct consultation and guidance through the process of implementing Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices. In addition, the project will conceptualise and implement specific activities to target key stakeholder groups individually through stakeholder roundtables, policy roundtables and financial sector engagement. This will enable the creation of a comprehensive support framework for SCP uptake in MSMEs. One of the key activities is to engage with stakeholders involved in cleantech finance in order to strengthen opportunities for MSMEs in access to finance to implement high-cost SCP interventions. This document is an initial draft based on desk research. This report will be updated at the end of the REAP project with the feedbacks and experiences drawn from the project’s cleantech finance related activities with MSMEs and financial institutions.
Understanding Uzbek cleantech finance ecosystem for MSMEs in agri-food production and processing sector