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In October 2015, AgriFin organized a study tour to visit HDFC Bank and Mahindra Finance in Jaipur, India. The two host organizations in India are pioneers in regards to reaching smallholders and providing finance. HDFC, India’s sixth largest bank with...
Agricultural Value Chain Finance - A Guide for Bankers has been developed in partnership with Bankaool, Mexico, HBL Bank, Pakistan and HDFC Bank, India. It provides:  practical, evidence-based guidance to financial institutions engaging in...
This presentation was given during an AgriFin webinar featuring initiatives supported by the World Bank to reform warehouse receipt systems in Africa. The speaker, Mr. Jean Saint-Geours, economist at the International Finance...
Background Over the past years, IDH and partners have come a long way in training and organizing tree crop smallholder farmers around Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and social and ecological performance. These efforts have been paying off: results of 10-...
This is a webinar presentation featuring innovative dairy value chain finance practices of HDFC Bank of India. Find out how HDFC is able to finance dairy farmers through the creative use of value chain relationships. The speaker, Mr. Michael...
This is a webinar presentation given by Jamie Andreson at AgriFin's webinar on May 24, 2016: "Financial Diaries of Smallholder Families: Lessons for Financial Institutions". The webinar speakers discussed the research on...
This report captures the way the smallholder finance space currently operates by describing the key actors and the nature of their interactions, and by conceptualizing these in a new “industry model;” identifies market frictions across the major...
Many smallholder farmers in developing countries have limited access to financial services. This constrains their ability to make productivity - enhancing investments, to use new technology and services, and to reduce risks. Provision of financial services to...
What innovations can help bankers in developing countries who wish to finance agricultural small and medium enterprises (SMEs)? This report seeks to answer this question by isolating promising cases of emergent and innovative financing, risk mitigation, and...
We are delighted to share with you four new knowledge notes focused on the technical specificities of a range of agricultural finance products. The purpose of these notes is to share, in a brief technical but readily accessible manner, details of how such...