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Map of study areas showing Kenya Uganda and Tanzania

MEDA's Expanding Access to Supply Chain Finance for SMEs in East Africa (EASE) project with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) is committed to the improved access to finance in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania by commercializing technology driven supply-chain financing solutions to small and medium enterprise (SME) value chains in East Africa through various banks and financial institutions. 

MEDA INNOVATE

Adoption of Agricultural Innovations through Non-Traditional Financial Services


INNOVATE – Adoption of Agricultural Innovations through Non-Traditional Financial Services, is a three-year initiative implemented by MEDA and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). With a portfolio of 10 projects, MEDA is assessing the potential of non-traditional finance to enable large scale adoption of agricultural innovations among women and men smallholder farmers in South Asia, South America and East Africa.

The INNOVATE learning agenda features a series of publications, learning events, and final conference based on core themes emerging from the portfolio, including customer centricity; smallholder household norms​; smallholder products and services; and policy and ecosystems change​.

The learning agenda is tailored for policymakers, donors and practitioners supporting smallholder farmers and agricultural finance initiatives with the goal of providing actionable research and insight for policymaking and program design.

The overall objective of Themar is to help transition Yemen to a non-oil economy through the creation of an environment conducive to private sector development and job creation, which could eventually lead to poverty reduction.