Webinar: Digital Technology, Emergency Response, and Citizen Reporting

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What it Takes to Develop and Manage a Digitally-enabled Field Force

In 2015, Mercy Corps launched the AgriFin Accelerate (AFA) Programme; a six-year, $24 million project funded by the Mastercard Foundation. AgriFin Accelerate is addressing the inclusion gap for smallholder farmers.

Agricultural Logistics in Kenya: Landscape & Solutions

Smallholder farmers face a myriad of challenges across key components of agricultural value chains, especially in logistics. The COVID-19 pandemic has created large-scale disruptions of rural supply chains.

De-risking Women Farmers for Local Banks with Index-based Insurance Product Innovations

The costs and benefits of adopting climate-smart practices are unequally distributed among household members. We partnered with EIT Climate–Kic to assess ways that women can be equitably included in their WINnERS Program. 

Operationalizing Digital Platforms for Smallholder Farmers in Banks

From collaborating with ZANACO PLC to build a digital platform for smallholders, we’ve identified an approach to capturing value from banking smallholders, as well as to bridging the gender divide in financial access.

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.

PROGRAM OUTREACH

5.5m

Smallholder farmers accessing bundled digital products and services

 

100

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

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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