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20/20
Analysis: A new blog series, jointly authored by the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) and Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab (the Lab). 20/20 will share learnings and insights from the FRP portfolio of challenge fund winners.
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
Media:

AGRA, MUCOBA Bank and SELF Microfinance Fund partnership has seen smallholder paddy farmers...

Farmland
Analysis: Opportunities and lessons learned from connecting financial services with technology solutions for smallholder farmers.
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: 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: 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...