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.
|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|