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Description - Agricultural Finance for Smallholder Farmers - Rethinking Traditional Microfinance Risk and Cost Management Approaches by Daniela Rottger

Even though traditional microfinance has successfully paved the way for offering financial services to low-income populations without traditional collateral, many microfinance institutions (MFIs) are still reluctant to move into rural areas and agricultural finance, due to the perceived high risks and costs. Daniela R??ttger's research demonstrates how MFIs can mitigate risks and costs of lending to smallholder farmers by using a combination of proven traditional microfinance mechanisms while adapting specific loan features and lending mechanisms to the particularities of smallholder agriculture. She systematically compares traditional microfinance risk management mechanisms with agricultural microfinance approaches and identifies successful strategies. Eight MFIs providing agricultural finance to smallholder farmers in four countries in East and West Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Benin, Cameroon) were interviewed and their loan features and agricultural lending mechanism were analyzed. The study shows that MFIs can successfully serve smallholder farmers in rural areas. A strong commitment combined with sound in-house knowledge of agricultural value chains and the flexibility to adapt loan terms and lending procedures to the particularities of agriculture are needed to successfully develop and sustain agricultural microfinance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783838207858
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 148mm x 15mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild u Christian Schon
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild u Christian Schon
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2021
Country of Publication: Germany

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