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Report: This white paper from Mercy Corps' AgriFin Accelerate program explores the major findings of a 2015 ecosystem study of digital financial and non-financial services for smallholders in Kenya.
Report: The 2015 international FGDA conference, "Improving Financial Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers”, brought together industry experts from MFIs and agricultural finance providers to exchange ideas and share best practices to close the financing gap for smallholder farmers.
Analysis: Dalberg's Christabell Makokha provides a preview of Kenya ecosystem findings from an upcoming Mercycorps AgriFin Accelerate white paper.
Analysis: The tenth briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance explores three channels through which value chain financing models can be delivered and identifies how these models can group “enablers” to best serve smallholders.
How much is being done for the world's 450 million smallholder farmers?
Media: An infographic from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance presents the current status of technical assistance for smallholder farmers and explores what can be done to make it more effective.
News: Welcome to the Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab web portal! Read on to find out who we are and why you should join the Learning Lab community.
Report: Opportunity International describes its rationale and model for financing smallholder farmers, incorporate lessons from its experience as a pioneer in the field.
Community: A One Acre Fund white paper explains how flexible repayment plans present a sustainable lending model for smallholder farmers.
Community: One Acre Fund makes the case for the government playing a central role in spurring innovation and growth in agriculture.
Community: AGRA demonstrates that providing farmers with access to inputs and advisory services bolsters the market of quality seed and fertilizers.
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Analysis: The Learning Lab analyzes the applications from the first innovation competition of The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity. The innovation landscape that emerges is promising.
News: The Learning Lab and Dalberg Research are excited to begin building a database of existing financial solutions for smallholder famers that will help use better understand the rural and agricultural landscape.