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Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact rural, informal micro-enterprises that are at the heart of community financial liquidity; often finance household expenses, such as school fees and healthcare costs; and are disproportionately run by women.
Analysis: Among financial services and according to CGAP's latest research, insurance seems to be one of the products whose positive impact in the lives of the underserved is most consistent. In the case of smallholder farmers, agricultural insurance offers protection against climate shocks, helping them to avoid financial losses and to build greater resilience.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing most businesses to adapt to new, digitally-driven ways of working. This is especially the case for agricultural SMEs, whose business operations are deeply reliant on face-to-face interactions to deliver inputs, provide agronomic advice...

Farmer standing in field
Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact small and medium agricultural enterprises (agri-SMEs) in emerging markets that, in many value chains, are squeezed between a drastic decline in consumer demand and difficult operating conditions along the supply chain.
Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact commercializing farmers who are at the heart of many countries’ food supply chains, and who depend on vulnerable ecosystems to survive.