Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 13 September 2018 at 03:17


This market assessment offers an overview about impact investing in climate-smart agriculture in Brazil, especially in the biomes Amazonia, Atlantic Forest, and the Cerrado (Brazilian Savannah).

The motivation behind its development is based on three main points: the first one is to provide an overview of who is doing what and how in this field and through the reported cases and key topics like risk mitigation strategies and finance vehicles, to attract foreign investors’ confidence about this business area.

The second one is to share good practices and business models in this field; and the third one is to provide the basis to increase impact investing in climate-smart in countries in which agriculture plays a big role in emissions' reduction

Being a frontier market, impact investing in climate-smart agriculture still lacks documented and proven business models that, in addition to environmental benefits, offer financial r

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Posted By in Accès aux services financiers
Posted 26 February 2018 at 09:07

Etude d’impact du Crédit Agricole de la FECECAM au Bénin

Le manque de capital propre et d’accès au capital externe est souvent identifié comme l’un des facteurs clés de la stagnation du secteur agricole. Pour accroître le financement, du soutien est attendu des entités publiques et privées, de l’Etat et/ou des bailleurs de fonds. Mais pour cela, il faut des preuves d’impacts positifs du crédit agricole sur les exploitations agricoles et les objectifs de développement, notamment sur la réduction de la pauvreté, la création d’emplois et la sécurité alimentaire.

C'est dans ce cadre que le LADYD et la DIE en collaboration avec la FECECAM ont conduit, de Aout à Novembre 2017, une étude sur l’« IMPACT du CREDIT AGRICOLE DE LA FECECAM » . L'objectif  d'une telle étude est d'évaluer les impacts du crédit agricole sur le monde rural, notamment sur les revenus des emprunteurs agricoles, les emplois familiaux et non-familiaux et la production agricole avec les s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 23 February 2018 at 10:06

Event: M & E, Data Management & Analysis for Agriculture & Rural Development Programmes Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 19th – 23rd March 2018.




The course is job-oriented, and the training approach is interactive. It provides the participants with the possibility to learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other.

The demand for data on impact of policies, programmes and interventions on agriculture and rural development is rapidly growing. Both governments and civil society have a need for information on food and nutrition conditions and trends and the impact of policies and interventions.

Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment are undertaken by governments, NGOs, international agencies and donors. The course emphasizes the need for careful selection of indicators in designing information support systems at various administrative levels and the skills required for analysis and int

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 September 2017 at 11:30

Collective impact initiatives need an approach to performance measurement and evaluation that is as multi-faceted, responsive, and flexible as the initiatives themselves. 

As a multi-stakeholder initiative you probably want to work towards creating the same impact: shared impact! This also means thinking about a shared measurement of the impact, with learning as continuous underlying factor in this change process. FSG, re-imaging social change, presented Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact. 

 Top Takeaways

  1. Designing an evaluation for a collective impact initiative requires an understanding of the initiative’s maturity as well as the context.
  2. Collective impact is a problem-solving process; continuous learning is essential to its success.
  3. Different evaluation approaches are used at different stages of a collective impact initiative.

Source of the infographic below:  (The Collective Impact Forum, 2017)

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?

1 year 3 months ago

Akibodé Djodji

in Mali this formidable work was restored by


1 year 3 months 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        MERCI, on est ensemble

1 year 3 months 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.

1 year 3 months ago

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

1 year 3 months 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

1 year 5 months 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


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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