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Smallholder Salvation: Promoting Crop Insurance among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda

Pietro Aldobrandini's picture

According to USAID’s recently released “Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture,” there are an estimated 1.5 billion smallholder farmers worldwide producing approximately 80 percent of the global food supply, who together face an estimated $430 billion shortfall in critical financial services that are needed to support production. In Uganda, where smallholder farmers are responsible for 70 percent of total agricultural production, the Feed the Future Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing Activity (CPM) is promoting access to financial services like crop insurance in an innovative way: by using ICT to create market linkages among stakeholders in the coffee, maize, and beans value chains.

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