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.
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.
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.
Mercy Corps AgriFin was recently selected as a grantee of Okta’s for Good Innovation Lab, a new program within Okta’s Nonprofit Technology Initiative that provides access to Okta’s products, talent, and cash as part of a single grant
Gender transformation is a key strategic theme in Mercy Corps AgriFin’s next stage of programming to overcome barriers faced by women so that women farmers can realize the benefit of digital agriculture solutions and enjoy increased productivity, higher resilience and improved incomes and livelihoods.
We envision a future where every smallholder farmer prospers in a digitally interconnected world.
〉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, 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.
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.
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.