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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 July 2017 at 01:21

Why is it so difficult for African farmers to have access to loans?

Check the study on Finance for Smallholders and the workshops held in different country networks

together with NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Josien Sluijs, director of NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance:

“Why is it so difficult for African farmers to have access to loans? If farmers are organised in formal groups, it is much easier for a financial institution to give a loan. The study ‘Finance for Smallholders’, carried out together with AgriProFocus and funded by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform gives insights. The study provides 14 models in Ethiopia, Mali, Rwanda and Uganda, in which NpM or AgriProFocus have managed to successfully finance farmers. AgriProFocus networks in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Benin and Mali, in cooperation with NpM, organised expert meetings to discuss the outcomes of the research. The meetings included a broad delegation of farming organiz

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Anne Marie Kortleve

I can imagine MUWANGUZI SAMUEL When I read the overall conclusion of the participants of the workshops I see there is an urgent need for appropriate, flexible and timely financial services tailored to the production cycle of small farmers and that government support is needed through a regulatory framework and stimulation of innovation and finally that donors and investors are to take a facilitating role, also supporting innovation, partnership and high risk investments. Do you agree or do you ahve other suggestions?

3 weeks 6 days ago

Akibodé Djodji

in Mali this formidable work was restored by

The workshop to share the results of the study entitled "FINANCES FOR SMALL PRODUCERS - RISK MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS"

3 weeks 6 days ago

Akibodé Djodji Nous restons convaincus que les résultats de ses études serviront de base à l'amélioration des différentes politiques et stratégies de facilitation d'accès au crédit des petits producteurs agricoles.  Vous pouvez suivre la vidéo de l'atelier de restitution de l'étude en cliquant sur ce lien  https://agriprofocus.com/post/587cac31a93f251491aac11a        MERCI, on est ensemble

3 weeks 6 days ago

Julius. M 1-Being a sector reliant on weather, they are unsure of the harvest (which harvest they also use to repay the loan after selling). 


2-High interest rates. 

3-Some lenders want a farmer deal in/grow a specific crop (like telling a farmer in Northern Uganda to grow cabbage). Automatically he/she won't get the loan.

3 weeks 3 days ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Julius! Lisette van Benthum, can you add anything to the discussion?

3 weeks 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 June 2017 at 08:44

10 things to know about evaluation and learning

I would like to share an interesting presentation about evaluation, and how it can work for learning purposes. Evaluation is essential to grow as an individual, team and organisation, but there are still many misconceptions about what it is - and how it should be used.

The ODI's Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) put together essential 'things to know' about evaluation in 10 infographics. Interested to read? You can find the infographics in both a PDF in English and a PDF in French.


Akibodé Djodji

Dear LOES, thank you for sharing this 

The importance of monitoring and evaluation has become a priority in all serious organizations and for all projects. For AgriProFocus Mali, the tools developed by the network are well used, this is an opportunity to say thanks to Peter and The AKVO team in Mali. We greatly appreciated the exchanges we had with you this week to improve the survey questions

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Elevage, produits laitiers et aviculture
Posted 5 December 2016 at 09:43

Les Dessous de la mondialisation : 
« Bénin, poulet morgue ».

Ce soir sur Public Sénat à 22 h 30. Nadia Blétry s’est rendue au Bénin pour comprendre l’impact des importations de poulets congelés venus de l’Occident. Le désarroi de cette population impuissante face aux grands importateurs est patent. En savoir plus ICI

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 21 June 2016 at 03:38

The true network spirit - Results from AgriProFocus Kenya 2015


Partners and stakeholders I am proud to share RESULTS OF THE NETWORK IN 2015It was a fulfilling year of new strategic partnerships, bigger ownership of the network by you our partners and stakeholders and more co-creation of joint activities. That is the true spirit of a network. We are bigger and better together. Have a look at our achievements!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 13 April 2016 at 03:16

 Agricilture Intelligente face au climat: Quel impact pour l'Afrique


L

e climat africain change. Les régimes de 

précipitations devraient évoluer sur l’ensemble 

du continent. Dans de nombreuses régions, 

les sécheresses deviendront plus fréquentes, 

plus intenses et dureront plus longtemps. Dans 

d’autres, de nouveaux régimes de précipitations 

causeront des inondations et l’érosion des sols. 

Le changement climatique apparaît comme l’une 

des principales menaces pour le développement 

du continent.

Simultanément, la population africaine continue de croître. On estime la croissance annuelle de la population à 2,4 % et la population totale devrait atteindre le double des 0,9 milliard d’habitants actuels d’ici à 2050.La production agricole devra progresser de 260 % d’ici à 2050 pour subvenir aux besoins alimentaires de la future population du continent. L’agriculture en Afrique doit connaître une profo

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