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September 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Exploring blockchain applications to agricultural finance

This brief set out to understand how the emerging technology of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), also known as blockchain, could enable broader and more inclusive markets for agricultural finance. Any DLT solution to agricultural finance should be as simple and straightforward as possible. »

August 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
The business advantage: Mobilizing private sector-led climate actions in agriculture

This report is on how public funds can mobilize private resources for climate change adaptation, how much impact is generated through public-private partnerships, and  how such impact is delivered to the farmer households. Scaling up and channeling private capital is crucial in limiting climate change. »

July 28, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in low- and lower-middle-income countries

This systematic review evaluates the impact of input subsidies on agricultural productivity, beneficiary incomes and welfare, consumer welfare and wider economic growth. Results show that subsidized fertilizers and seeds are associated with increased use of these inputs, higher agricultural yields and increased income. »

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. »

June 18, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agricultural investment funds for development

This report explores agricultural investment funds as a vehicle for financing agricultural businesses and projects. Investment is essential for the growth of the agricultural sector. Agricultural investment funds, which help mitigate investment risks, increasingly contribute to the agricultural investment growth, »

June 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Digital access: The future of financial inclusion in Africa

This report highlights the phenomenal success of digital financial services (DFS) in sub-Saharan Africa. Chapter 10 focuses specifically on DFS in relation to agricultural value chains. Extending the use of DFS for rural and agricultural purposes could benefit the entire value chain and daily lives of farmers. »