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January 16, 2019Knowledge Portal
Digital platforms for smallholder credit access: The mediation of trust for cooperation in maize value chain financing

This article aims to asses to what extent information and communicative mechanisms of digital platforms facilitate trust building for value chain credit cooperation in smallholder maize farming in Ghana. Digital Platforms (DPs) show potential to help overcome some information and communication gaps that impede traditional value chain credit arrangements. »

Shining a light to spur action on nutrition
December 3, 2018Study
Shining a light to spur action on nutrition
Theme: Nutrition Security

The Global Nutrition Report is the world’s leading report on the state of global nutrition. It is data-led and produced independently each year to cast a light on where progress has been made and to identify where challenges remain. The 2018 Global Nutrition Report shares insights into the current state of global nutrition, highlighting the unacceptably high burden of malnutrition in the world. »

July 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Access to finance in agribusiness partnerships

This paper shares the successes and lessons learned to improve access to finances (A2F). A2F enables smallholder farmers to invest in crop protection and farm inputs to improve yield and quality and help them integrate into commercial markets. »

July 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
Assessment of urban farmers access to agricultural credit and extension services in Kogi East senatorial district Nigeria

This study examined urban farmers access to agricultural credit and extension services, the study also assess the socioeconomic characteristics of urban farmers and the problem affecting urban and peri-urban agriculture. The targeted population for this study were urban and peri-urban farmers in Kogi East Senatorial District. Cluster sampling was used to sample farmers in each farmers cooperative society. »

June 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Land right as a critical factor in donor agricultural investments: Constraints and opportunities for YieldWise in Kenya’s mango value chain

This article provides an overview of the land tenure situation concerning Kenyan mango farmers. The two main issues raised are the risks born of the tenure insecure situations of women and youth. »

April 4, 2018Knowledge Portal
Relevance of informal institutions for achieving sustainable crop intensification in Uganda

This paper analyzes the influence of informal institutions on farmers’ access to land resources, financial resources, and farm inputs to achieve Sustainable Crop Intensification (SCI). Results indicate that informal institutions play a central role in enhancing farmers’ investment in SCI interventions. »