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The Rural & Agricultural Finance Learning Lab program has officially ended as of May 31, 2021, but the work to provide better financial solutions to smallholder farmers and rural clients must continue. Keep reading to learn about the...

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We’re pleased to share the first of two final reports from the Rural & Agricultural Finance Learning Lab: Understanding Rural Pathway Transitions: Insights from Kenya.

The Rural Pathways Model introduced in our Pathways to Prosperity report was...


In 2015, the microfinance organization, ECLOF Kenya, launched their "Climate Smart Agriculture" (CSA) loan product in Embu, Kenya, to provide financing and training to dairy farmers in the region. Following its traditional group lending model, ECLOF launched...


On March 25, 2021, ISF Advisors hosted two webinars to discuss the findings and recommendations in our new collaborative report "Agricultural 'Platforms' in a Digital Era."

This new report makes the case that Platforms have the potential...

Report: In our new report with ISF Advisors, we define the landscape of agricultural Platforms, their risk and impact potential, and the path forward for supporting their growth.