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Data is growing in importance across all sectors, including agriculture. With the advent...

Tool: A new platform to explore, submit, and share tools for intentional learning.

How can governments create, incentivize, and regulate space for the private sector in...


As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches increasingly remote communities, urgent action is needed. By...

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Tool: We found this dashboard created by 60 Decibels (funded by DFID’s Research and Evidence Division) to be a useful resource in understanding the lived experience of Kenyan farmers through the pandemic. Here’s a summary of what they are learning:
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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...


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

Analysis: Among financial services and according to CGAP's latest research, insurance seems to be one of the products whose positive impact in the lives of the underserved is most consistent. In the case of smallholder farmers, agricultural insurance offers protection against climate shocks, helping them to avoid financial losses and to build greater resilience.
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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.

Strengthening African Rural Smallholders, in short STARS, is a five-year (2017–2021) project in...

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Smallholder farmers are uniquely vulnerable to a wide range of disruptive shocks, from...