USAID Partners with Family Bank, Kenya to support Agribusinesses

The Kenya Investment Mechanism, a USAID funded program has partnered with Family Bank through an initiative dubbed “Pay for Results” to disburse loans worth 500 million shillings to agribusiness in selected 17 counties namely: Wajir, Garissa, Turkana, Kisumu, Kisii, Siaya, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Isiolo, Homa Bay, Migori and Marsabit “The agri-business sector faces challenges accessing affordable credit and technical support. Through this partnership, we will provide affordable credit and capacity building to our SME customers to...


AGRA and PAFO Partner to Support Smallholder Farmers in Africa

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Pan African Farmers Organization (PAFO) have signed a partnership agreement to strengthen capacities of African farmer’s organizations by providing efficient services to small holder farmers especially youth and women. AGRA will support farmer organizations drive policy issues affecting them by scaling them at national, regional, and continental level. The policy issues to be tackled will be aligned to the Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard and the Malabo declaration which provide a...


Opinion: Why Central Banks Care about Climate Change

By Dr. Alfred Hanning, Executive Director Alliance for Financial Inclusion Central banks tend not to be seen as innovative climate change pioneers, but as extreme weather events continue to undermine economic stability, real change is afoot. In the global south — where populations tend to be the most exposed and least equipped to cope with the ongoing climate emergency — financial powerhouses are shrugging off their conservative image and promoting new developments in sustainable and green finance. Better known as Inclusive Green...


Food Security Monitor: Africa Food Trade & Resilience Initiative

The March Food Security Monitor Report is out! The report highlights the food security situation in East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa. In March, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme issued an early warning that 20 countries across at the World, out of which 13 are in Africa are food insecure as a result of the covid19 impact, conflicts and displacements, weather shocks, desert locust amongst others. On food trade, the report...