Case study: The return on investment from TechnoServe’s coffee initiative

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February 3, 2015

The ninth briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance is a case study of a TechnoServe project aiming to increase incomes of smallholder coffee farmers in East Africa.

According to TechnoServe’s management team, the Coffee Initiative generated several relevant lessons, including the importance of leveraging good data, committing to a long time horizon, being flexible with partners, and coordinating across the value chain.

These principles have already helped motivate other private sector companies, including financial providers, to get involved and invest their own capital and resources to make the Coffee Initiative sustainable.

 

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Initiative for Smallholder Finance
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ISF is an advisory group committed to transforming rural economies by delivering partnerships and investment structures that promote financial inclusion for rural enterprises and smallholder farmers. Combining industry-leading research with hands-on technical expertise, ISF develops practical, profitable, and sustainable financial solutions.