Lending a hand: how direct-to-farmer finance providers reach smallholders

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October 8, 2014

This briefing is the sixth in a series by the Initiative for Smallholder Finance featuring an overview of how finance providers currently offer direct-to-farmer finance.

Globally, over 150 finance providers currently offer direct-to-farmer finance. These providers use a range of approaches to address core challenges associated with lending directly to these smallholders, but their lending activities still remain small in scale when compared to the vast demand for smallholder finance.

Closing this gap will require additional learning, knowledge sharing and blending of distinct approaches, and continued development and testing of innovative products and services.


About the Author(s)

ISF Advisors
Learning Lab Strategic Partner

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.

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