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Media: On February 28 and March 1 the RAF Learning Lab team – in collaboration with Dalberg – hosted a webinar summarizing insights from our second Learning Brief, Better together: Last mile partnerships for smallholder finance.
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Analysis: The second in the Lab's Learning Brief series, "Better together: Last mile business partnerships for smallholder finance,"* offers baseline insights for building or enabling businesses partnerships to better serve smallholders. These are early findings from an ongoing study of four value chain/technology players looking to partner with financial institutions.
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M-KOPA, a winner of the 2015 FRP Scaling Competition, has taken a leadership role in Solar Home System financing. Read more to learn how M-KOPA is expanding its business model to address rural farmers’ needs through innovative financing options.

Tool: USAID mSTAR's recently published Guide, offers a road map for the use of digital finance services in agriculture to improve the value chain and increase farmer income.
Community: A One Acre Fund white paper explains how flexible repayment plans present a sustainable lending model for smallholder farmers.
Media: An interactive playbook from ISF discusses how innovation can help direct-to-farmer finance providers better serve farmers by addressing the challenges associated with direct-to-farmer lending.
Community: One Acre Fund's asset financing model offers solutions to the traditional disbursement and repayment regimes that rarely meet the needs of smallholder farmers.

Innovation

Posts related to new RAF features, approaches or models.