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The four technical summaries are all supporting of our recent focus on financing resilience in agriculture. This subject is of growing interest, relevance and importance to banks and NBFIs with interest in expanding their agricultural financing activities.
In this short technical note Nii Simmonds, the founder and program director of Incubating Youth and Entrepreneurs in African Agribusiness at DAIN Network, considers the challenges, and opportunities, facing banks and other financial institutions wishing to...
The following is a summary of Salami, A. & Arawomo, D. F. (2013). Empirical Analysis of Agricultural Credit in Africa: Any Role for Institutional Factors? (Working Paper Series N° 192 African Development Bank). Tunis: ADB. The paper studies the...
The following is a summary of Jessop, R., Diallo, B., Duursma, M., Mallek, A., Harms, J., and Manen B., (2012) Creating Access to Agricultural Finance: Based on a horizontal study of Cambodia, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Thailand and Tunisia (Agence Franç...
The following is a summary of Winn, M., Miller, C., & Gegenbauer, I. (2009). The use of Structured Finance Instruments in agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (FAO Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance working document). Rome: FAO. The...
The following is a summary of Managing Agricultural Risk at the Country Level: The Case of Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Mongolia, by Olivier Mahul and Jerry Skees, published by the World Bank in August 2007 (WPS4325). The Mongolian economy is heavily...
The following is a summary of Outgrower Schemes—Enhancing Profitability, a joint technical brief by TechnoServe and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), published by IFAD in September 2011. In an effort to distill factors...
The following is a summary of An Analysis of Credit Scoring for Agricultural Loans in Thailand written by Visit Limsombunchai, Christopher Gan and Minsoo Lee, published by Science Publications in 2005. The purpose of the summarized study is to determine the...
The following is a summary of Höllinger, F., Rutten, L., & Kiriakov, K. (2009). The use of warehouse receipt finance in agriculture in transition countries. (Working paper, FAO Investment Centre). St. Petersburg: FAO. This study discusses...
The following is a summary of Kiriakov, Krassimir D. and the QED Group, LLC (2007). Necessary Conditions for an Effective Warehouse Receipts Activity (United States Agency for International Development Concept Paper). Washington DC: USAID. This paper...
The following is a summary of Xu, L. and Zia, B. (2012). Financial Literacy Around the World: An Overview of the Evidence with Practical Suggestions for the Way Forward. The document offers a review of empirical studies on financial education...
The following is a summary of Coates, M. & Hofmeister, R. (2013). Financing Agriculture: Selected Approaches for the Engagement of Commercial Finance In Torsten Beck & Samuel Munzele Maimbo (Ed.), Financial Sector Development in Africa:...
USAID's Lending to the Agriculture Sector Toolkit is a suite of resources designed to support financial institutions (FIs) in: (i) making a determination whether or not to get into or ramp up agricultural sector lending; (ii) and if so, to rapidly set-up...
The following is a summary of Creating Access to Agricultural Finance: Based on a Horizontal Study of Cambodia, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Thailand and Tunisia published by Agence Française de Développement in 2012. Lack of access to finance...
This article is a summary of Scaling Up Access to Finance for Agricultural SMEs Policy Review and Recommendations that was published in 2011 by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as the lead technical advisor to the G-20 Global Partnership...