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Analysis: Andre Proctor, Keystone Accountability's Programme Services Director, describes Keystone's Feedback Commons and how its pilot program has impacted banana farmers in Kenya.
Media: An interactive playbook from ISF discusses how innovation can help direct-to-farmer finance providers better serve farmers by addressing the challenges associated with direct-to-farmer lending.
Analysis: Opportunity International's 2013 impact assessment of its agricultural lending program offers revealing findings on its model for serving smallholders and client impact.
Community: A technical survey investigates factors inhibiting the absorption capacity of small and medium enterprises in Ghana.
Community: One Acre Fund's asset financing model offers solutions to the traditional disbursement and repayment regimes that rarely meet the needs of smallholder farmers.
Report: The MasterCard Foundation offers an analysis of the connection between rural agriculture and youth employment.
Spotlight: The Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab features work by the Initiative for Smallholder Finance to provide access to foundational research to anyone working towards an expanded smallholder finance market.
Community: Mercy Corps Agri-Fin Mobile program presents a "bundled" technology option to help smallholders overcome common obstacles to mobile technology.
Media: A number of new technologies have emerged to help investors with data collection, which is an integral factor in assessing risk and understanding how to provide for smallholder agricultural markets.
Analysis: Direct-to-farmer finance is one channel of reaching smallholder farmers, but it can be challenging for banks not already serving those customer segments.
Community: AgDevCo co-founder, Chris Isaac, shares his insights on unlocking agriculture potential through blended finance.
Analysis: The ninth briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance is a case study of a TechnoServe project aiming to increase incomes of smallholder coffee farmers in East Africa.