What to Read on Agriculture Microfinance
Stephanie Hanson & Mike Warmington characterize the market opportunity for farm microfinance through a discussion of relevant books, videos, & papers. This article was originally published in 2014 by the Financial Access Initiative at New York University.
The Case for Farm Finance
This report emphasizes the importance of addressing the unmet global demand for smallholder finance. The piece posits that there are two main narratives that explain the financing gap for smallholders.
Scaling Up Agriculture Credit in Africa
The briefing provides a snapshot of the current lending landscape and the inadequate level of available finance, discusses current successful models and the organizations leading them, and highlights the common principles these models use.
How Direct to Farmer Finance Providers Reach Smallholders
The vast majority of smallholder farmers are financially underserved. Providing these smallholders with access to appropriately structured financial products and services can help bridge the smallholder finance gap and, in turn, combat extreme poverty.
Flexible Repayment at One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund farmers enjoy flexible repayment, meaning they can repay their loans at their own pace. This white paper explains how flexible repayment is a model that addresses the unique financial needs of smallholder farmers.
Catalyzing Smallholder Agricultural Finance
Sponsored by Citi Foundation and Skoll Foundation, this 2012 report by Dalberg Global Development Associates reviews strategies for enhancing smallholder farmer finance.
Using a Bundled Approach to Increase Productivity in the AU’s Year of Agriculture
Stephanie Hanson and Laurence Dare highlight how, in serving smallholder farmers, increased access to farm microfinance must be complemented by a full value chain approach. Originally published by Brookings Africa in Focus blog.
Asset Financing at One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund has created a loan product that fits the needs of smallholder farmers. We provide tangible goods to our clients, rather than cash. This white paper outlines the key features of our asset-finance model.