Inclusive Finance: Challenges and Opportunities

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The three Rome-based United Nations food agencies (FAO, IFAD and WFP) give particular emphasis to the implementation of innovative financial instruments that are of particular relevance to smallholder farmers:

  • Credit through private-sector agricultural businesses.
  • Collateralization of physical assets
  • Collateralization of ”forward delivery” contracts.
  • New information and communication technologies
  • Savings and insurance. 
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