Blog & News
May 27, 2021
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.
May 27, 2021
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.
May 26, 2021
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.
May 25, 2021
These reports highlight the impact of our partners’ digital services and products on women smallholder farmers in Kenya and Zambia.
May 20, 2021
As we gear up for AgriFin 3.0, we reflected on gauge AgriFin Accelerate (AFA)'s influence at the client, institutional and ecosystem level.
May 18, 2021
We are proud to release the Aggregate Impact Report looking at the first phase of impact partners. 60 Decibels provides data and analysis from 10 projects conducted in 3 countries and 4 languages with 10 of our portfolio partners.
April 29, 2021
Thanks for joining us at our 5th Annual Learning Event (ALE). This year’s virtual event was held from Monday 26 - Thursday, 29 April 2021 and brought together over 850 participants engaging in 2 plenaries, 12 thematic sessions, 12 award presentations and 147 marketplace booths.
April 27, 2021
AgriFin partnered with Turn.io along with nine other partners to discover best use cases in agriculture in the first of its kind WhatsApp for Business API (WA4B) sandbox in Africa.
April 15, 2021
Delivering to our clients is at the heart of what we do.. We spoke to some of the farmers working with a selection of our partners as well as some of the partners themselves to hear their stories and find out more about how they have been faring. Here is a collection of their stories.
March 30, 2021
We’re proud to be working with 60 Decibels to better understand the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kenyan farmers. The results of each data round will be shared on this page throughout the next four months.
New Digital Super Agent Model for Agriculture Bringing Financial Services and Last Mile Input Supplies to Smallholder Farmers In Tanzania
March 30, 2021
Financial Service Providers (FSPs) in Tanzania are in a conundrum. If they don’t innovate then they will be fighting for their survival. According to the 2017 Finscope Survey, Tanzania has over 50 banks with more than 15,000 branches. However, only 16.7% of the population use or have used banking services while 41% of adult Tanzanians meet most of their expenses through income generated from farming activities.
February 16, 2021
There are very few ‘quick wins’ for agri-tech organizations working to provide smallholder farmers with affordable and meaningful products and services. It can take many years for innovators to reach the scale they need to become viable, with one of the main reasons being the critical need to keep products affordable for a segment of the farming population with very low spending power.