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Analysis: Explores the rising number of new databases emerging in smallholder finance and the opportunities for funders/donors, financial service providers, and researchers to engage.
What's your impact?
Analysis: Unpacks what we know about farmer impact and identifies the knowledge gaps for improving our understanding moving forward.
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.
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Analysis: The third in the Learning Brief series, "Understanding profitability in smallholder finance", intends to (1) bring clarity to efforts currently undertaken by financial service providers (FSPs) to reach financial sustainability and (2) set the stage for future research. Drawing from a review of Mastercard Foundation rural and agricultural finance (RAF) partner experiences – including documentation, interviews a survey of 17 financial service providers, and secondary research from external sources – this brief provides FSPs with evidence to guide their journey in achieving financial sustainability.
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Analysis: Half of Africa's farmers are women, yet women have consistently lower access than men to productive resources and opportunities – including land, livestock, training, extension and financial services, and technology.
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.
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: A fund manager's perspective on inclusive agribusiness and fund management.
Going far, together
Analysis: Insights and trends on progressive partnerships across sectors and at the last mile in the rural and smallholder finance sector.
Ag leasing
Analysis: New research from Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) and Nathan Associates highlights agricultural lease finance as a way to expand access to finance for smallholders, allowing for greater mechanization of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. This blog summarizes some of the key opportunities and barriers to uptake and usage of lease finance - concluding with the recommendation of a potential fund that would help share the initial costs of agricultural equipment.
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Analysis: Insights and trends on customer centric approaches in the rural and smallholder finance sector.