Traditional financial institutions in the region currently only invest a very small percentage of their portfolio in the agricultural sector. The financial gap for small and medium-sized enterprises is still large. Herein lies the opportunity for innovative financial institutions to meet the challenge by finding ways to mitigate the risks and take advantage of the growing investment potential. In the CARIFORUM region, there is an attractive enabling environment for investing in the agricultural sector, but it is not uniform from country to country. The sweet potato sector represents a promising business opportunity.