Agricultural & Rural Finance Documents

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...

28.02.2017 | S. Khandker, H. Samad and S. Badruddoza | The World Bank

Simultaneity of borrowing, withdrawal of savings, and loan defaults due to the pronounced seasonality of agriculture often leads to investment failure of rural financial institutions. Lack of borrowing leads to lack of in-come- and...

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...

15.11.2016 | J. Berry, C. Njihia, G. Wanzare, D. Killian and Management Systems International | USAID

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide evidence-based recommendations to inform the design of possible follow-on financial sector activities and interventions, as well as for future support to county governments’ economic investment strategies...

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...

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