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Third call CoP Finance & Outreach – July 9, 2020
July 23, 2020Knowledge activity
Third call CoP Finance & Outreach – July 9, 2020
Theme: CoP Finance & Outreach

On July 9, 2020, the third meeting of the Food security and COVID-19 CoP on Finance & Outreach took place online, organized by convener NpM. The meeting focused on several updates of participating organizations’ ongoing activities and a presentation of the draft of a Term Sheet for an emergency fund. »

Second call CoP Finance & Outreach – June 5, 2020
June 19, 2020Knowledge activity
Second call CoP Finance & Outreach – June 5, 2020
Theme: CoP Finance & Outreach

On June 5, 2020, the second online meeting of the Food security and COVID-19 CoP on Finance & Outreach was organized. Participating organizations were: convener NpM, ICCO, Solidaridad, 2SCALE, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), SNV, One Acre Fund, and OikoCredit. Representatives from the IGG department – acting as co-convener – and the DDE department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present as well; the CoP is supported by the Netherlands Food Partnership. »

First call CoP Finance & Outreach - May 20, 2020
May 29, 2020Knowledge activity
First call CoP Finance & Outreach – May 20, 2020
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. »