Rural and Agriculture Finance Policy

How coronavirus affects Microfinance sector

Created in 2008, at the joint initiative of CrĂŠdit Agricole SA and Professor Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, the Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation is a cross-business actor committed to promoting a better-shared economy.

Making agricultural and climate risk insurance gender inclusive

Rural women in developing countries play a huge and diverse role in agriculture. Some are smallholders, others are wage labourers or unpaid workers on family farms.

Insurance for rural resilience and economic development

INSURED is a US$3.8 million programme financed by Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and implemented by IFAD through the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM)

Agri-SMEs operating in uncertain financial, operational and supply chain conditions

In this emergency briefing series, ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab will look at how the COVID-19 crisis is likely to affect different types of rural households in emerging markets and what the cascading effects may be on markets, food security, and national security ross-business actor committed to promoting a better-shared economy.

High-risk households dependent on, and critical for, food supply chains

In this emergency briefing series, ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab will look at how the COVID-19 crisis is likely to affect different types of rural households in emerging markets and what the cascading effects may be on markets, food security, and national security.

Covid-19 and the impact on Agriculture and Food Security

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread across the world, it is essential to address its existing and potential impacts on the agri-food sector, from the perspective of both food supply and food demand.

Global Food Policy Report 2020: Building Inclusive Food Systems

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a CGIAR research center established in 1975, provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.

Food Systems in Africa : Rethinking the Role of Markets

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a CGIAR research center established in 1975, provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.

Agribusiness Deal Room Report

The Agribusiness Deal Room is a year-round matchmaking platform at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) with the aim of catalyzing new business deals, partnerships and commitments.

The development impact of concessional finance to agri-business: A rapid evidence review

The provision of concessional finance has become an increasingly important tool to support enterprise development, especially where financial markets are underdeveloped.

Youth Financial Inclusion Policy Framework

There is increasing awareness that youth have potential to drive economic growth. In many developing countries, youth are the largest and fastest growing segment of the population. Still, young people face numerous barriers to economic participation, from insufficient educational opportunities to an absence of jobs when they transition out of school.

Reaching Financial Equality for Women: A 10-point action plan

The impact of COVID-19 has hit women and girls hard. The World Bank reports that 2021 will bring the first increase in extreme poverty since 1998, with a minimum of 71 million people expected to fall into destitution, and UN Women estimates that at least 47 million more women and girls will fall below the poverty line in 2021, with a minimum of 247 million women 15+ in extreme poverty.

The Role of Consumer Organizations to Support Consumers of Financial Services in Low and Middle Income Countries

These approaches range from direct engagement with consumers through complaints handling, to generating insights about the consumer experience through market research, to public interest litigation and consultations with policy-makers.

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