The Role of Financial Services in Reducing Hunger

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the CGAP paper “The Role of Financial Services in Reducing Hunger” summarizes research supporting several mechanisms through which financial services can facilitate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Improving access to financial services can help farmers make profitable investments that increase their yields. Research shows that financial products that are designed for the specific needs of farmers are effective in increasing input use and raising outputs. The ability to smooth income enabled farmers to make bigger and, in some cases, more profitable investments that increased output and food consumption. Therefore, designing products around farmers’ specific financial needs can have big effects at both macro and micro levels.

The Role of Financial Services in Reducing Hunger  -  English (en)

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