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This blog post is the second in a four-part series exploring how...

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This blog post is the first in a four-part series exploring how...

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The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 5...

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In Senegal, onion is the most consumed vegetable, but annual production does not...

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It has been nine years since M-KOPA was conceived and helped kick-start the...

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News: The Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab is thrilled to take ownership of the Smallholder Finance Product Explorer, a project funded by the Mastercard Foundation & the Open Society Foundations, and implemented by One Acre Fund and MIX from 2016-2019. Integrating this dataset with the Lab’s current data platform will ensure users have easy access to a one-stop-shop for critical smallholder finance data.
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In 2012, Root Capital launched its Women in Agriculture Initiative (WAI) to better...

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Do you currently have a smallholder outgrower scheme? Are you wondering how to...

Analysis: Key insights from Tulaa’s experience in building an end-to-end digital solution connecting farmers to markets
Report: In a series of blogs, ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab will introduce major concepts and frameworks that will anchor our upcoming State of the Sector report for rural finance. Building on the “industry model” developed in our 2016 Inflection Point report, these frameworks aim to bring further clarity and insight to the three layers of the market: Rural clients [1], financial service providers, and the capital markets. We hope that by sharing early versions of this thinking we can stimulate debate and discussion across the sector about what is needed to continue to enhance access to rural, agricultural financial services.
Analysis: This paper explores why it’s been difficult to generate VC-level returns in agriculture, and some solutions that show promise.