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Webinar Slides - A Customer Centric Lens for Good Agricultural Practices

Tagged in Agriculture, customercentricity, learning, nontraditionalfinance, webinar

Webinar Slides - A Customer Centric Lens for Good Agricultural Practices

September 26, 2019: This webinar focused on the benefits of adaptive GAP, how they relate to customer centricity, and how implementers can incorporate this approach in their programming. Presenters Nick Ramsing from MEDA and Anne-Cécile Delwaide drew on practical lessons and best practice from INNOVATE's diverse project portfolio, and shared insights into challenges and opportunities for adaptive GAP from the Chithumba model for soybean farmers, implemented by INNOVATE partner Agronomy Technology Ltd. (ATL) in Malawi. Read more about the featured publications:

Event Slides - Learning Journeys of Smallholder Finance and Innovation Adoption

Tagged in Agriculture, event, inclusivefinance, learning, nontraditionalfinance, smallholders

Event Slides - Learning Journeys of  Smallholder Finance and Innovation Adoption

Hosted by MEDA INNOVATE, this learning event showcased lessons and partner journeys on learning, testing and documenting how non-traditional finance can support smallholder producers to uptake agricultural innovations and technologies in Kenya and Rwanda. The learning event also aimed to stimulate dialogue and discussion around the MEDA INNOVATE learning agenda on relevant themes and topics for the region with special focus on non-traditional financing models, gender and women's economic empowerment. Speakers included Calvin Miller and INNOVATE partners Bidhaa Sasa, Dodore Kenya Ltd., and World Relief Rwanda. This side learning event was held on September 30 before the AFRACA International Conference on Best Practices in Rural and Agricultural Finance Oct 1-3 in Nairobi, Kenya at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies.

 

A Customer Centric Lens for Good Agricultural Practices

Tagged in Agriculture, customercentricity, GAP, INNOVATE, Markets

A Customer Centric Lens for Good Agricultural Practices
Industry actors need to broaden and expand on Good Agricultural Practices’ (GAP) agronomic perspective (e.g.: “how to grow”) to include a business case perspective centered on specific markets. Fundamentally, adopting GAP is a business investment decision that includes optimizing additional revenue and risk-based decisioning making by smallholder farmers. In order to adequately address these factors, it is necessary to:
  1. Emphasize the market context, not only the agronomic and growing practices
  2. Adopt a customer centric perspective that treats smallholder farmer segments differently
  3. Adopt a business orientation to promote the business case and the value proposition

Partner Publication: Redefiniendo el financiamiento para la agricultura: crédito agrícola verde para pequeños productores del Perú (Es)

Partner Publication: Redefiniendo el financiamiento para la agricultura: crédito agrícola verde para pequeños productores del Perú (Es)
Publicacion de nuestro socio:

Esta publicación se publicó originalmente en el sitio web de Global Canopy (04/04/2019).
La mayoría de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) de Perú provienen del cambio en el uso de la tierra, principalmente debido a la expansión agrícola en el bosque nativo del Amazonas. La mayor parte de esto ocurre parte en parcelas pequeñas que históricamente se ha asociado con la agricultura de los pequeño agricultores. Esto significa que el sector agrícola de Perú debe cambiar para que el país cumpla con sus objetivos climáticos.

Los pequeños agricultores en la Amazonía son uno de los grupos más vulnerables en la sociedad Peruana. Según las estadísticas de pobreza más recientes en Perú, casi la mitad de las poblaciones rurales son pobres. Los empleos generados en estas regiones son predominantemente agrícolas, y los pequeños agricultores no se han beneficiado igualmente de los esfuerzos de inclusión financiera que se concentran en las áreas urbanas. Sin acceso al financiamiento necesario para la transición a la sostenibilidad, los pequeños agricultores se encuentran atrapados en un ciclo de deforestación.

Este nuevo informe importante detalla cómo se puede romper este ciclo de deforestación.

Partner Publication: Redefining finance for agriculture – green agricultural credit for smallholders in Peru (Eng)

Partner Publication: Redefining finance for agriculture – green agricultural credit for smallholders in Peru (Eng)
This publication was originally published on Global Canopy’s website (04/04/2019).

The majority of Peru’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) comes from land use change, primarily caused by agricultural expansion into native Amazon forest. This occurs mostly in small patches and has historically been associated with smallholder agriculture. This means Peru’s agricultural sector needs to change if the country is to meet its climate targets.

Smallholders in the Amazon are one of the most vulnerable groups in Peruvian society. According to the most recent poverty statistics in Peru, around half of rural populations are poor. The jobs generated in these regions are predominantly in agriculture, and rural smallholders have not benefited equally from financial inclusion efforts, which concentrate in urban areas. Without access to the finance needed to transition to sustainability, smallholders are trapped in a cycle of deforestation.
This major new report details how this cycle of deforestation can be broken.

Partner Publication: A Case Study of the Chithumba Model – A non-traditional finance mechanism to improve access to farm inputs in Malawi

Partner Publication: A Case Study of the Chithumba Model – A non-traditional finance mechanism to improve access to farm inputs in Malawi
Agronomy Technology Limited has been working on Malawian smallholder farmer value chains since 2010. The organisations’ core focus has been the development and implementation of innovative digital extension tools for rural environments. The long-term goal being the facilitation of commercially viable smallholder value chains and the integration of these value chains into the formal market. The implementation of the Chithumba model and recently published case study provides valuable insights into the opportunities and constraints faced by smallholder soybean producers in Malawi.

INNOVATE Portfolio Update March 2019

INNOVATE Portfolio Update March 2019
INNOVATE project portfolio updates and learnings as of March 1, 2019.

INNOVATE Learning Paper Starting Small Pathways to Customer Centricity

Tagged in Agriculture, Finance, INNOVATE

INNOVATE Learning Paper Starting Small Pathways to Customer Centricity

Summary

The following learning paper on customer centricity is the first in a suite of documents from the INNOVATE learning series. This paper provides techniques and insights on improving customer centricity for financial institutions, agricultural companies, and implementers focused on:

  • Smallholder farmer behavior,
  • Financial services delivery for smallholder farmers,
  • Customer segmentation,
  • Testing and promoting innovation processes and mindsets,
  • Applying a customer-centric lens, and
  • Stimulating the adoption of agricultural innovations.

INNOVATE Portfolio Update October 2018

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INNOVATE Portfolio Update October 2018
INNOVATE project portfolio updates and learnings as of October 1, 2018.

CIDRE IFD (Bolivia) – Lessons on Non-Conventional Collateral Synopsis

CIDRE IFD (Bolivia) – Lessons on Non-Conventional Collateral Synopsis
An English translated synopsis of a report produced by CIDRE IFD on non-conventional collateral experiences and lessons. This research will support CIDRE IFD a non-bank development financial institution in Bolivia to develop a non-conventional collateral registration system                                                                                           and scheme for their loan portfolio and operations.

 

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