September 2012: News, Events, and Resources for Agricultural Finance


Featured Field Lesson: Banking Madagascar’s Small Farmers

AccèsBanque Madagascar has developed “Agro Loan,” a product to serve thousands of small farmers, especially those who mix subsistence farming with small-scale production of cash crops. Agro-Loan uses a cash-flow based methodology, which helps to balance farm revenues throughout the year. Farm income that is relatively constant and distributed evenly throughout the year helps to support frequent loan servicing. The raising of small-scale livestock and/or household dairy activities also reinforces the performance of this lending approach, providing a diversified source of additional income for the farming household. Learn More>>


Additional Resources

  • Technical summaries on access to agriculture finance from the World Bank's reports on Agribusiness Indicators in Africa. Learn More>>
  • Presentations, videos, and photos from AgriFin's Annual Conference 2012. Learn More>>
  • Video on Mobile Banking for Rural Areas featuring MABS project managed by Chemonics International. Learn More>>