Agricultural & Rural Finance Documents

13.03.2018 | The Mastercard Foundation & Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab | The Mastercard Foundation & Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab

Previous research by the Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab (the Lab) and the Initiative for Smallholder Finance (ISF) estimates that formal financial institutions and value chain actors only meet one sixth of the USD...

08.02.2018 | L. Mofolo | CTA

Farmers and other actors in agricultural value chains find it difficult to access or provide the financial services the sector needs – services that are critical for the development of agricultural products, and are integral to upstream and...

25.01.2018 | S. Cheston, S. Kelly, A. McGrath, C. French & D. Ferenzy | Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion , Institute of International Finance

Emerging consumers present a promising market for insurance, and creative insurance companies have been developing promising models to reach this market for years. Since the 1990s, the microinsurance movement has demonstrated the benefits of...

31.12.2017 | The World Bank | The World Bank

The evidence that women both drive agricultural production and rely on it for their livelihoods means that greater financial and informational service provision to women, especially through digital channels, could increase the efficiency and...

30.06.2017 | P. Mukherjee, M.Pandey and P. Prashad | International Labour Organization (ILO)

Bundling agriculture insurance with other services like credit and better farm inputs is fast emerging as a possible solution to help agriculture insurance to achieve better social outcomes, make insurance more tangible and enable schemes to scale...

30.04.2017 | M. Mattern, R.M. Ramírez | CGAP

This Focus Note aims to identify, analyze, and formulate potential development paths of efforts to digitize agricultural value chain finance. The authors begin with an overview of value chain finance and the role of digital tools. They present three...

30.04.2017 | A.B. Haile, A. Volk, T. Rehermann | IFC

Commodity exchanges can provide emerging market economies with orderly, transparent, and efficient markets by acting as mechanisms that mitigate price risk, discover equilibrium prices, and connect buyers and sellers. Exchanges can also reduce...

30.04.2017 | S. Mapfumo, H. Groenendaal, C.D. Dugger | The World Bank

Index insurance is commonly perceived to be complicated and difficult to evaluate. This is one reason index insurance products have not yet achieved high penetration in developing countries, despite their clear potential to improve the risk...

15.03.2017 | FSD Africa, Nathan Associates | FSD Africa, Nathan Associates

This scoping study applies a market systems approach to agricultural equipment leasing in sub-Saharan Africa in order to capture a holistic view of how the leasing market currently works. The study has analysed core market functions (supply and...

28.02.2017 | A.N. Mukasa, A.M. Simpasa, A.O. Salami | African Development Bank (AfDB)

This paper investigates the nature, extent, and impacts of credit constraints in Ethiopia’s agriculture. Using a direct elicitation approach on a panel of 5,308 smallholder farmers, we find that around 66.6% were credit constrained, a majority of...

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