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Direct-to-Farmer Finance: Innovation Spaces Playbook

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Innovation can help direct-to-farmer finance providers better serve farmers by addressing the challenges associated with direct-to-farmer lending. Existing challenges – such as lending risks and service delivery – are exacerbated at scale; investing in innovation can help direct-to-farmer finance providers scale up to more quickly and effectively meet the vast global demand for smallholder finance.

Through a collaborative research, design, and ideation process involving farmers, donors, finance providers, and more, the Initiative for Smallholder Finance has identified five opportunities for direct-to-farmer finance innovation. Each of the innovation spaces below suggests compelling new ways that direct-to-farmer finance providers can build off current experimentation in the sector to better serve smallholder farmers.

Document Information

Document Type Paper
Author The Initiative for Smallholder Finance
Year of Publication 2014
Publisher The Initiative for Smallholder Finance
Number of Pages 30 pp.
Region / Country Global /
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords Innovation, smallholder finance, finance, Investment
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