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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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Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact rural, informal micro-enterprises that are at the heart of community financial liquidity; often finance household expenses, such as school fees and healthcare costs; and are disproportionately run by women.
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500 million households globally depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Increasingly affected by...

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Root Capital recently conducted four deep-dive evaluations with client agricultural businesses in the...

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Report: This new Briefing Note from ISF Advisors builds on previous analysis of the natural stages of agricultural finance, and interrogates more deeply the transition that countries make from government-led to more bank-led agricultural finance.
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Smallholder farmers are uniquely vulnerable to a wide range of disruptive shocks, from...

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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.
Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact commercializing farmers who are at the heart of many countries’ food supply chains, and who depend on vulnerable ecosystems to survive.
Report: This latest brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact vulnerable subsisting farmers — in particular, how the economic repercussions could significantly impact long-term poverty relief.
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Report: COVID-19 poses an imminent threat to rural livelihoods, agricultural trade, and food security. Building on over a decade of research into rural households, our new series aims to identify likely effects of COVID-19 on rural populations and markets.
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Report: Recognizing the critical role that women and youth play in rural economies, our Pathways to Prosperity research included deep dives on engaging both client segments in achieving inclusive agricultural transformation. In this blog, we share key learnings from the youth deep dive.