Gender Transformative Approaches in Agriculture

Our latest case study highlights the key barriers driving the gender gap in agriculture and aims to provide best practice recommendations to organizations with interventions to support women farmers.

Sprout: The Open Content Agriculture Platform and Learning MVP Launching Soon

Under GIZ’s Digital Agriculture Africa (DAA) program, AgriFin and its partners are developing Sprout, an Open Content for Agriculture Platform (OCAP) with a wide range of information related to agricultural best practices to build smallholder farmers’ capacity and resilience.

Agile Impact Series: Busara Aggregate Impact Report

We are proud to release the Aggregate Impact Report looking at the second phase of our impact partners. Busara highlights 7 of our portfolio partners and their impact on 20 crop value chains.

The Impact of DigiFarm on Smallholder Farmers

DigiFarm offers Kenyan smallholder farmers end to end value through their integrated mobile phone platform where they can access information on credit, input and markets.

The Impact of Digital Services on Women Smallholder Farmers

These reports highlight the impact of our partners’ digital services and products on women smallholder farmers in Kenya and Zambia.

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

PROGRAM REACH

16m

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

ALE 2021: April 26th -29th (Recordings & Resources Now Available!)

Mercy Corps AgriFin is proud to have hosted its 5th Annual Learning Event following six years of successful program work. The four-day conference focused on impact & innovation and convene the industry’s top experts and practitioners. We hosted over 80 speakers, exploring themes such as the impact of COVID-19 and Desert Locusts, the role of digital platforms in technology innovation, bundled financial and non-financial services, and impact research.

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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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRIFIN’S CORE ACTIVITIES & OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

60 Decibels Partnership: How are Kenyan Farmers Faring in the Face of COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic and the government-mandated lockdowns have disrupted agricultural activities across Kenya. Our partner 60 Decibels has been studying Kenyan farmers to understand the impact of the pandemic on their livelihoods and wellbeing through monthly data collection from June 2020-May 2021. We are now working together with 60 Decibels for four additional rounds of data collection between March and June 2021 and publishing the results of each round monthly on this page. Access the June 2021 infographic summary of the data or click below to view the dashboard.

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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LIBRARY

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

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PARTNERSHIPS

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

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FARMER INSIGHTS

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

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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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ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

If it's not safe, it's not food.

5 benefits of #foodsafety 👇

[1/2] ICYMI: Our own #ClimateSmart Ag expert @victoriaclause spoke at the @WRIAdaptation webinar on scaling digital climate advisory services for impact. Watch the replay: https://bit.ly/3lecmpE

80% percent of the world’s poorest live in rural areas, work in agriculture and go to bed hungry. During the pandemic, this has gotten worse. We must work towards fair and green recovery.

Yes to everything in this op-ed by @FAO's Maximo Torero Cullen: https://tmsnrt.rs/2V36uEy

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