Making Digital Financial Solutions Relevant and Accessible for Zambian Smallholder Farmers

In 2015, Mercy Corps launched the AgriFin Accelerate (AFA) Programme; a six-year, $24 million project funded by the Mastercard Foundation. AFA had the goal of reaching one million farmers with digital financial services across Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, whose...

AgriFin Joins the Skoll World Forum Online

While official programming in Oxford for the Skoll World Forum was cancelled this year, public events that surround the Forum went virtual. AgriFin coordinated and hosted a successful online webinar, "Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture: Tech, Wins, Fails, Emergencies...

Partnering with NASA to Find Solutions from the Sky

Around the world, people are experiencing both the subtle and stark effects of climate change. Gradually shifting weather patterns, rising sea levels and more extreme weather events are all clear and devastating evidence of a rapidly changing climate. In Kenya,...

Unreliable Rainfall: How one Community in Kenya is Acting on the Effects Climate Change

Once losing their crops to increased drought, one farming community in Kenya is now using a simple set of tools to grow their livelihoods and take on climate change.   When farmers and business owners in Kenya see rain clouds, they see rows of productive crops,...

Mercy Corps’ AgriFin Program, in Partnership with NASA, Makes Top 100 Proposals for MacArthur $100M Grant

The high-scoring 100&Change application would tackle climate change and support 25 million small-scale farmers. Visit Mercy Corps' solution on the Bold Solutions Network and view our fact sheet here. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on...

We envision a future where every smallholder farmer prospers in a digitally interconnected world.

PROGRAM OUTREACH

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Smallholder farmers accessing bundled digital products and services

 

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Partners driving delivery of viable, technology-enabled products and services for smallholder farmers

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Countries of operation including Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Our Response to the Desert Locust & COVID-19 Crises

As the Coronavirus continues to spread around the world, early warning signs indicate that Eastern African countries are also on the brink of a food security crisis. We’re aligning our innovations to prepare farmers and their communities for the potential impact of COVID-19 and the Desert Locust invasion.

We leverage the power of digital technology, data, and a global network of partners to build a brighter future for smallholder farmers and the people they feed.

We design, test & scale digital services and products to boost their productivity & income and build their resilience to climate change

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The Challenge

Smallholder farmers feed 1/3rd of the world’s population but live on less than $2.50 a day.

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How AgriFin Works

We design digital products and services with and for un-banked smallholders.

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Farmer Insights

We’ve uncovered a range of smallholder needs and behavioural insights.

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Partnerships

Our 100+ partners span multiple public, private and government sectors and actors.

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Library

Learnings from the intersection of digital agriculture, financial services and data.

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Our Reach

We have reached more than 5.5 million smallholders across 8 countries with digital services.

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS

NASA

Through a new partnership with NASA, Mercy Corps is expanding our AgriFin program to connect farmers with satellite data. State-of-the-art imagery, modeling, and analysis will help small-holder farmers manage their crops and adapt to climate change.

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