- June 1, 2015
This report highlights the importance of agriculture to economies and how reliant those in a chronic cycle of poverty are on agriculture for their livelihoods. As a result, financial services need to be obtainable for the rural poor so they can increase resilience, improve productivity and manage their money.
In this way, access to finance can be an enabling factor in creating stability, jobs and increasing their likelihood for improved futures. This report includes the challenges that the agricultural population and financial providers face when interacting and how interventions at both the demand and the supply level can shift the access and innovation frontiers of agricultural finance provision.