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First call CoP Finance & Outreach - May 20, 2019
May 29, 2020
First call CoP Finance & Outreach – May 20, 2019
Theme: CoP Finance & Outreach

On May 20, 2020, the first online meeting of the Food security and COVID-19 CoP on Finance &Outreach was organized by convener NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance. To prevent hunger in the SSA and SEA region, the CoP Finance & Outreach looks at the financing solutions available for local MSMEs and smallholder cooperatives in the nutrition, agri & food supply chain in emerging markets. »

April 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
Women’s access to rural finance: challenges and opportunities

This paper aims to give an overview of the variety of challenges and opportunities linked to the promotion of women’s access to finance in rural contexts, while also presenting a number of good practices which can be adopted to foster inclusion. Rural women face several constraints that limit their access to financial services, such as sociocultural, economic/legal and in some cases educational barriers. On the other hand, financial institutions also face constraints extending services to rural women. »

February 26, 2020Knowledge Portal
Access to agricultural finance in Jordan

This report is an advisory piece with recommendations towards facilitating access to suitable financial services for smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods and break the cycle of indebtedness. The application of a holistic approach that focuses on access to markets, access to finance and capacity building is required for sustainable improvement of small farmers’ livelihoods using financial services. »

February 4, 2020Knowledge Portal
Zooming in on informal savings mechanisms in Zambia

This study was conducted on informal savings mechanisms (ISMS), their users, and how they percieve their groups and formal financial service providers (FSPs) in three provinces in Zambia. »

July 17, 2019Knowledge Portal
Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agricultural and food systems: Challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from six African countries

This report aims to enhance understanding on the main challenges and opportunities to empower youth to carry out and benefit from responible agricultural investment by giving voice to young farmers, agri-entrepreneurs and workers. Enhancing the inclusiveness and efficiency of policy processes was one of the main priorities. In particular the need to encourage and strengthen the participation of youth in coordination mechanisms. »

New AgTech funds database
May 29, 2019News
New AgTech funds database

A new comprehensive database of funds providing capital for AgTech companies is available on the new website of NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance. The tool is based on the study “Critical Capital for African Agri-Food SMEs” and the list is expanded to include all of Africa and some Asian countries. »