Agribusinesses (value chain actors)

This topic covers the the role of value chain actors (agribusinesses/agro-enterprises) as providers or channels of finance to smallholder farmers, and models/experiences of value chain finance.  The FAO broadly defines agricultural value chain financing as any financial services flowing to or through a value chain to address the needs and constraints of those involved in that chain. Common examples include input-supplier finance, off-taker or outgrower finance, and warehouse receipts; and accounts receivable (trade) finance for cooperatives.

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To bridge the lending gaps between agricultural entrepreneurs and financiers, AGRA in partnership...

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Agricultural small- and medium-sized enterprises (agri-SMEs) are critical to the development of more...

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With new technologies appearing every day, it can be difficult to ascertain which...

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In March 2020 we set out to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic would...

Report: This learning brief examines actual impacts of COVID-19 rural households in Kenya using real stories and data from the field. The data was collected during the first five months of the crisis, from mid-March to mid-August 2020.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing most businesses to adapt to new, digitally-driven ways...

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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.
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Media: Two new publications by AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit offer guidance and practical tools to agribusinesses wanting to make use of technology to drive improvements in service delivery and have a positive impact on smallholder farmers.
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In Senegal, onion is the most consumed vegetable, but annual production does not...

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

Analysis: This paper explores why it’s been difficult to generate VC-level returns in agriculture, and some solutions that show promise.

Agribusinesses (value chain actors)

This topic covers the the role of value chain actors (agribusinesses/agro-enterprises) as providers or channels of finance to smallholder farmers, and models/experiences of value chain finance.  The FAO broadly defines agricultural value chain financing as any financial services flowing to or through a value chain to address the needs and constraints of those involved in that chain. Common examples include input-supplier finance, off-taker or outgrower finance, and warehouse receipts; and accounts receivable (trade) finance for cooperatives.