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March 23, 2020Knowledge Portal
Understanding agriculture fintechs’ business models: Agri-Wallet service delivery model case study

This blog evaluated Agri-wallet’s business model and identified opportunities for Agri-wallet to scale sustainably while creating positive returns for its farmer, small and medium enterprises customers, and investors. Agri-wallet is an innovative agriculture fintech in Kenya that provides supply chain finance to insure that all actors in the value chain can access the resources they need to grow and scale. »

February 27, 2020Knowledge Portal
Financial services for women: The maize and bean value chains in Rwanda

This report analyses the position of women in the maize and bean value chains in Rwanda, as well as the current and potential role of financial service providers (FSPs) in strengthening the positioning of women in these chains. »

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. »

January 6, 2020Knowledge Portal
Empirical examination of the constraints and causes of crop seed losses in Ghana

The objective of this study was to examine the constraints of seed production and the causes of seed losses in Northern Ghana. The results indicated that high input costs, undeveloped marketing system and seed distribution channels, erratic rainfall pattern, and inadequate machinery constituted the main challenges for seed producers. Field pests, poor storage structures, poor farm hygiene, and poor bagging process significantly influenced seed losses. »

November 13, 2019Knowledge Portal
Reach, benefit and empower women with financial services

This paper analyzed three cases on women’s access to financial services in agriculture and revealed that an increased access empowered women. Recommended is to develop a focus on female clients, starting by a proper market analysis, and to use communication channels that women are familiar with »