The 6th Annual Learning Event

Mercy Corps AgriFin would like to welcome participants to the 6th Annual Learning Event (ALE) scheduled to take place on November 22, 2022, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Effective partnerships for the utilization of digital technology platforms: A five step guide

Mercy Corps AgriFin, The World Bank and Dalberg conducted research with the aim to understand how partnership engagements for technology platforms can be effectively forged and managed to create mutually beneficial partnerships.

Driving behavior change in the face of COVID. Is increasing access to reliable information effective?

The Starbucks Foundation and AgriFin engaged Producers Direct, Busara, and other partners to understand how to raise awareness to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on coffee and tea farmers, while supporting sustainable production and inclusion.

Leveraging Social Reputation to Boost Digital Credit Access in Nigeria

Alternative credit scoring methods are gaining traction as a means of reducing barriers to financial inclusion. Social Lender in Nigeria offers digital financial services based on social reputation. We reviewed the effectiveness in predicting borrowers’ ability and willingness to repay loans.

Nigeria, AgriFin’s West African Frontier

AgriFin facilitates the provision of services to farmers through digital solutions, to improve their productivity, incomes, and livelihoods in Nigeria, more so for women. We engaged our research partner, Dalberg Advisors to provide an understanding of the digital agricultural landscape in Nigeria.

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

PROGRAM REACH

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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, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Driving Digital Climate-Smart Solutions for the World’s Smallholders at COP26

Mercy Corps AgriFin supports the COP26 action agenda through our continuing work to develop scalable, digitally-enabled solutions that build climate resilience, food security and financial inclusion for the world’s smallholder farmers. We are excited to be participating in various events during COP26 and to our share two of our key initiatives: the Digital Climate Smart Agriculture Playbook for solution providers and the Digital Climate Smart Agriculture Sandbox. Here is an overview of the solutions landscape we are supporting across Africa and Asia.

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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Introducing the AgriFin Gender Transformative Toolkit! 

Based on seven years of innovation with partners, AgriFin has developed the Gender Transformative Toolkit as a compendium of 17 hands-on tools to help farmer-facing organizations make digital technology work for women in agriculture.The Toolkit was developed through a co-creative process with some of our strategic partners to test and refine the tools. The Toolkit is designed for organizations anywhere on the spectrum of gender transformation. View our Resource Page.

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 IT WORKS

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

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PARTNERSHIPS

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

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OUR REACH

We have reached more than 8 million smallholders across 9 countries with digital services.

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FARMER INSIGHTS

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

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LIBRARY

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

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GENDER TOOLKIT

A collection of tools to support organizations apply a gender lens to their programming.

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AgriFin for Women in India Program

India ecosystem study identifying potential innovation opportunities for women smallholder farmers.

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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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ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

The Ethiopia Digital Roadmap Benchmarking Workshop ended on a high note with the participants exchanging views and ideas on agricultural digitalization

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More learning sessions at the Ethiopia Digital Roadmap Benchmarking Workshop currently taking place in Nairobi
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Kenyan and Ethiopian Startups exchanging ideas and experiences on how digitization in agriculture has been helpful in supporting small holder farmers at the Ethiopia Digital Roadmap Benchmarking Workshop
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