Blog & News
November 09, 2020
Mercy Corps AgriFin has partnered with GIZ to produce a series of blog posts focused on insights and lessons learned associated with digital platforms for agriculture.
September 22, 2020
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September 08, 2020
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.
September 08, 2020
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.
August 28, 2020
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.
August 18, 2020
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.
July 28, 2020
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.
July 06, 2020
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.
June 15, 2020
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
June 01, 2020
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.
May 15, 2020
Between 2015 and 2019, AFA worked through a network of core partners in Zambia to reach farmers with financial services, information and market linkages.
April 17, 2020
AgriFin coordinated and hosted a webinar at the Skoll World Forum online, "Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture: Tech, Wins, Fails, Emergencies and Unholy Partnerships"