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Media: Data Analytics (DA) has the potential to unlock groundbreaking opportunities for investors and farmers in smallholder finance. Financial Service Providers, Digital Service Providers, and donors must work together to realize this potential. Watch our video below to learn more about the business case for data analytics.
AGRA
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AGRA, MUCOBA Bank and SELF Microfinance Fund partnership has seen smallholder paddy farmers...

Farmland
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The thirteenth blog in the Pulse series examines the opportunities and lessons learned...

PLLA
Report: Over the course of six months, the Lab and Dalberg Design worked with partners to understand their learning challenges and co-design potential solutions to those challenges. The learning solutions we co-designed were piloted by three partners and are compiled in the newly released, “Dynamic learning playbook: Intentional learning practices to achieve social impact.”
Farmland aerial
Spotlight: The twelfth blog in in the Pulse series offer readers a sector update on the state of smallholder agricultural insurance and the opportunities for elevating those solutions.
The MasterCard Foundation_Kampala
Analysis: Key insights from ECLOF-Kenya CEO, Mary Munyiri, on her experience aligning smart business practices with social impact goals.
Tech Blog
Spotlight: Can new technologies reduce the cost of training for Africa’s smallholder farmers, with a significant positive impact on agribusinesses and, therefore, on the farmers they work with? The jury is still out, but the idea was tested recently when AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) hosted a Knowledge Sharing Workshop in Kampala.
Huxta
Analysis: The eleventh blog in the Pulse series aims to outline 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.
Analysis: In early December, the Lab pulled together key stakeholders from across the rural and agricultural finance community to learn more about the opportunity for data analytics (DA).
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The changes involved when a financial institution ‘goes digital’ touches all levels of...

IDH Trade
Analysis: Part 10 of the Pulse highlights a guest blog by IDH and the Lab, focusing on our research on sustainable business models.