Over 90% of sub-Saharan Africa’s 48 million smallholder farmers lack access to formal credit. Although agriculture accounts for around 65% of employment and 32% of gross domestic product, less than 6...
In Ghana, the agricultural north supplies food to buyers in the south. The travel is mostly done by car and takes up a lot of time. Also, these long journeys are done carrying large sums of money, as...
THOUSANDS of smallholder farmers in the region are set to benefit from a digital platform connecting them to agents, buyers and banks in East Africa.Launched by Mastercard, 2KUZE, as the platform is...
Today USAID launched the "Guide to the use of digital financial services in agriculture"
The goal of the Guide is to identify specific challenges in value chains that can be addressed by improved...
MyAgro helps farmers purchase agricultural tools on layaway via an SMS platform and a network of local vendors. Anushka Ratnayake started myAgro in 2011 as a pilot program in Mali and soon expanded...
While digital financial services via mobile channels offer great promise for improving the lives of smallholders and their families, significant challenges remain.
Agreement covers knowledge exchange, resilience, women’s leadership support and poverty measurement
Grameen Foundation and FAO will work closely to enhance small-holder farmer access to knowledge...
The World Bank, in collaboration with the e-Agriculture community and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), held a series of two week online forums. These e-forums stem...
By Lesley Denyes. Orginally published on Agri-Fin Mobile, a site about Mercy Corps' project to “bundle” key services of agricultural advice from private sector, research and extension institutions...
By Kyla Yeoman. Orginally published on Agri-Fin Mobile, a site about Mercy Corps' project to “bundle” key services of agricultural advice from private sector, research and extension institutions with...