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The goal of the Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity is to increase use of high-quality inputs by making them more available to farmers and decrease the prevalence of counterfeit products. Now at the mid-point of program implementation, the Activity reviewed and assessed its progress...
The Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) provides guidance to donors and implementers of agricultural market development programs on how to translate into practice the evidence and insights gained from the WEAI survey results. This is the second edition of this...
“Financial inclusion means economic empowerment, particularly for women, rural communities, and the poor. Financial services offered through electronic means, like mobile phones, are key contributors to that vision.” Paul Folmsbee, U.S. Ambassador to Mali, shared this in Bamako this past October....
This report was prepared under the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) Program. The mSTAR Program is a strategic invesment by USAID to advance mobile solutions and close the gaps that hold back access and uptake. mSTAR supports broad-based coordinated action by a range of...
What does a smallholder farmer looking to buy a $750 walking tractor and a multinational company looking to build a $500 million power generation plant in Africa share in common? They both need access to financing in order to make those investments. This month’s Microlinks seminar will explore new...
October 2, 2015 11:03 AM
For the past five years, the USAID-funded HIFIVE project has been working to transform the agricultural finance sector in Haiti and expand financial inclusion through the use of technology. A catalyst and a facilitator, HIFIVE has supported 65 credit unions, microfinance institutions, and...
This innovative pilot implemented in a rural part of the Swat Valley in Pakistan was designed to leverage technologies to provide farmers with low literacy rates with up-to-date market and training information, digitally disseminated through their mobile phones, in their local language, and helping...
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) possesses vast, fertile lands, with more than sufficient resources to feed the country and even the continent. However, the land under agricultural production is severely underproductive, and a large part of DRC’s food supply is imported. The majority of the...
Over the past decade, Ethiopia has exhibited strong economic growth - an average of 10.9% per annum - compared to the regional average of 5.3%. However, this growth has not directly translated into equitable benefits across the country's diverse population. PRIME's market systems approach includes...
This event, jointly presented by Microlinks and Agrilinks, covered the potential for agricultural insurance to promote resilience and inclusive agricultural growth as part of an integrated risk management approach. Integrated risk management can provide a pathway out of poverty by mitigating...