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Report: Major shifts and trends that have shaped the capital market for rural service provision since our 2016 Inflection Point report, ongoing challenges in the market, and a new pathways-based approach to segmenting capital need.
Analysis: This paper explores why it’s been difficult to generate VC-level returns in agriculture, and some solutions that show promise.
Report: Major shifts and trends that have shaped the FSP market since the 'innovation inflection point', and a look into a new model for FSP segmentation.
MCF Huxta
Analysis: A look into our new 'transition pathways' view of smallholder household segments.
Huxta
Analysis: Key insights from a recent ISF survey on the growing ecosystem of Business Development Services (BDS) to help financial service providers (FSPs) better reach smallholders.
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Report: A new landscape report by ISF Advisors, with support from the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, highlights the current status and future development of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers. Based on interviews with more than forty-five key agricultural insurance stakeholders, our research paints a picture of an industry that shows great potential but struggles to achieve the necessary scale and product-level refinements.
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Spotlight: Closing the USD 150 billion smallholder finance is no easy feat – but it is possible. With 450 million smallholders worldwide, key stakeholders such as financial and digital service providers, will need to develop new solutions and scale existing ones to help close the gap.
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Spotlight: Each year, more than 10 million young people across Africa enter the job market, competing for just three million formal jobs. As the continent’s youth population swells steadily towards a projected total of 800 million by 2050, this demographic crisis will intensify even further.
Huxta
Analysis: On October 5, 2017 the RAF Learning Lab hosted a RAF Partner webinar to discuss and share learnings from our Annual Learning Review. View the deck below for more information.
Smallholder finance
Analysis: Highlights early learnings around the smallholder finance enabling environment and makes recommendations for future research.
TA Pulse
Analysis: Insights from the evolving Technical Assistance (TA) landscape in agricultural finance.