Impacts of COVID-19 on Agro-dealer Businesses in Kenya

AgriFin is excited to publish recent findings of a study we commissioned on the impacts of COVID-19 on agro-dealers in Kenya. The study findings are complemented by findings in other research pieces conducted by our partners.

Webinar: The Future of Work: Remaking Rural Employment after COVID-19

We launched our Rural Jobs Landscape Study on the 16th of July 2020, during a webinar jointly hosted with CGAP. Listen to the webinar recording and download the publication materials here.

Webinar: Big Bets for Kenyan Food Security in a Time of COVID-19

We launched our Irrigation Policy Paper on the 25th of June, 2020. Listen to the webinar recording and download the publication materials here.

AgriFin’s “Top 100” Proposal for MacArthur Foundation’s $100M Grant Wins a Special Philanthropic Award

In a unique Global Philanthropy course at Columbia Business School, graduate students selected AgriFin’s proposal to receive a special grant, out of the “Top 100” proposals in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition.

Making Digital Financial Solutions Relevant and Accessible for Zambian Smallholder Farmers

Between 2015 and 2019, AFA worked through a network of core partners in Zambia to reach farmers with financial services, information and market linkages.

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

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. As an extension of our usual programming, we’re reaching 8 MILLION FARMERS through multiple digital channels like SMS, radio, IVR and call centers to provide them with essential information on how to protect their health and mitigate the additional threats to their livelihoods.



Smallholder farmers accessing bundled digital products and services



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


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

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


The Challenge

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


How AgriFin Works

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


Farmer Insights

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




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



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


Our Reach

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




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.