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PMN MEDA Warehouse Receipt Financing Case Study Nov 2019

Tagged in Agriculture, Finance

PMN MEDA Warehouse Receipt Financing Case Study Nov 2019
Pakistan Microfinance Network is an association of retail microfinance providers. Its vision is to extend the frontiers of formal financial services to all and our mission is to support the financial sector, especially retail financial service providers, to enhance their scale, quality, diversity and sustainability in order to achieve inclusive financial services. MEDA INNOVATE supported Pakistan Microfinance network to conduct case study research on the potential of Warehouse Receipt Financing (WRF) for Smallholder Farmers (SHFs) in Pakistan and provide key information on current landscape in this regard. The study focuses on four non-perishable crops: wheat, maize, cotton and rice.

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

Donor Impact Report - UHBDP

Tagged in Access, Agriculture, Business, Environment, GenderEquality, Horticulture, marketsystems, SME, SupplyChain, UHBDP, Ukraine

Donor Impact Report - UHBDP
The Ukraine Horticulture Business Development Project (UHBDP) is building on MEDA’s success in phase one of our work with farmers in Ukraine. The main goal is to increase incomes of poor farmers in four oblasts – Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Mykolayiv and Odessa by: Expanding access to markets; providing equipment, training and technical assistance on better agricultural practices; improving access to finance so farmers can grow their business; strengthening small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) to spur market expansion; promoting alliances and developing supply chain logistics to ensure cooperation.