Subsidies as an Instrument in Agriculture Finance: Approaches and Lessons Learnt

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This brief is a part of "Technical briefs on rural and agricultural finance" and it highlights lessons learned in the use of subsidies as instruments of agricultural development finance. It then proposes how to strengthen agricultural finance particularly for small-scale farmers through five major approaches: micro-insurance and weather-index-based insurance, credit guarantee funds, warehouse receipts, specialized agricultural development banks and agricultural investment funds. It is based on a study conducted by FAO and financed by IFAD and presents emerging recommendations for policy makers.

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Document Type Technical Note
Auteur FAO
Year of Publication 2012
Éditeur Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, Italy
Nombre de pages 4 pp.
Région / Pays Globale /
Langue principale Anglais (en)
Mots-clés Développement Financier, Innovation
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