Agricultural & Rural Finance Documents

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...

31.03.2016 | C. Cuevas, M. Pagura | AgriFin, The World Bank

This Guide to agriculture value chain finance (AVCF) is based on existing good-practice knowledge, and the experience and insights of well-recognized bankers partnering with AgriFin. It represents a “how-to” approach to enable other banks to engage...

07.03.2016 | J. Anderson, W. Ahmed | CGAP

The Smallholder Diaries provide a deep view of how smallholders are affected by the agricultural cycle and manage their money in response to its ebbs and flows, as well as point to ways that financial services providers might better meet...

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