Agricultural & Rural Finance Documents

31.05.2017 | Convergences | Convergences

The microfinance sector continues to enjoy double-digit growth. Microfinance is not only a factor for financial inclusion, but is also a significant lever in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. By fostering access to services in the fields of...

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...

20.04.2017 | 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...

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...

15.12.2016 | EIB | EIB

This study follows-up on European Investment Bank's (EIB) 2015 study on “Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment”. Against the background of a rapidly evolving context for the Sub-Saharan Africa banking...

30.09.2016 | J. Ramirez, E. Hernandez | FAO, ADA

This case study documents a particularly innovative model for providing financial services to poorer rural households dependent on agriculture – the Tamwil El Fellah (TEF) model developed by the Groupe Crédit Agricole du Maroc (GCAM – the Morocco...

08.09.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

his report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

31.07.2016 | K. Morsink, D.J. Clarke, S. Mapfumo | The World Bank

Agricultural index insurance offers the promise of an affordable and sustainable insurance product for farmers that can help reduce their vulnerability to aggregate agricultural shocks such as large-scale drought or flooding. However, index...

06.07.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

This report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

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