Financial services advisory

Technical assistance for financial institutions (aka financial services advisory) supports financial service providers such as microfinance institutions, banks, and social lenders to design, introduce, and expand specific agricultural lending products.   The Initiative for Smallholder Finance’s analysis of the agricultural technical assistance market identified a handful of supply side technical assistance providers and a market for services worth an estimated $25-35 million, very small relative to the potential need for such support.

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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.
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Financial services advisory

Technical assistance for financial institutions (aka financial services advisory) supports financial service providers such as microfinance institutions, banks, and social lenders to design, introduce, and expand specific agricultural lending products.   The Initiative for Smallholder Finance’s analysis of the agricultural technical assistance market identified a handful of supply side technical assistance providers and a market for services worth an estimated $25-35 million, very small relative to the potential need for such support.