Market landscape

Articles, academic studies, field learnings, and research about the landscape of actors and their invovlement in the smallholder and rural finance market. Information for market landscapes is often collected through extensive on-the-ground interviews and workshops.

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Fund landscape
Analysis: The fifteenth briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance interrogate how different impact-oriented agribusiness funds combine public and private capital to build a more inclusive agricultural market.
Fund landscape
Analysis: Part 3 of ISF's and RAF Learning Lab's Pulse series shares a fund manager's perspective on inclusive agribusiness and fund management.
Report: Mercy Corps' AFA program conducts country-level ecosystem reviews in coordination with its work to support the expansion of digital financial and non-financial services to smallholder farmers in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. These analyses are published as white papers in the "Fertile Ground" series. This is the Tanzania white paper.
Analysis: Our learning brief explores the role of digital approaches (across the lending value chain) in making it possible to profitably serve the smallholder market at scale. What do the digital journeys of financial service providers entail? What results are FSPs seeing and what challenges do they face?
News: I'm excited to let our users know that we have now publicly launched our open data portal. The inaugural dataset, Smallholder Financial Solutions (beta version) provides details of nearly 800 existing financial solutions (including provider and partners, products and business model) targeting smallholder farmers in developing countries worldwide.
Analysis: Dalberg's Christabell Makokha provides a preview of Kenya ecosystem findings from an upcoming Mercycorps AgriFin Accelerate white paper.
How much is being done for the world's 450 million smallholder farmers?
Media: An infographic from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance presents the current status of technical assistance for smallholder farmers and explores what can be done to make it more effective.
Community: A technical survey investigates factors inhibiting the absorption capacity of small and medium enterprises in Ghana.
Analysis: The eighth briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance discusses how agricultural technical assistance in the developing world maps to addressing various specific financing constraints for smallholder farmers.
Analysis: The seventh briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance categorizes and characterizes the different kinds of agricultural technical assistance in operation in developing countries around the world.
Analysis: The fourth briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance reflects on the role of capital markets within the context of historical agricultural sector development.

Market landscape

Articles, academic studies, field learnings, and research about the landscape of actors and their invovlement in the smallholder and rural finance market. Information for market landscapes is often collected through extensive on-the-ground interviews and workshops.