All Smallholder Farmers Prospering in an Interconnected Digital World
The majority of the world’s 1 billion farmers live and work on farms of less than 2 hectares and 80% of people in low-income countries rely on crops from small-scale farms
Since 2012, AgriFin has worked with a global network of over 70 partners to help them reach 3.5 million farmers across Africa and Asia. The AgriFin model supports the design, test and scale of high-impact digital solutions for smallholder farmers. Through purposeful bundling of products and services, AgriFin leverages the power and prevalence of mobile phones to build farmer resilience and boost their harvests and incomes. Now, as population growth and climate change collide to create new challenges for farmers worldwide, AgriFin is building on its financial inclusion and market facilitation expertise to partner with organizations like NASA to develop digital tools that will adapt to a changing climate.
Headquartered in Kenya, AgriFin is leveraging Mercy Corps’ global team of 5,500 staff across 44 countries who partner with communities, corporations and governments to transform lives around the world.
Building Zambia’s first Digital Financial Services Platform for smallholder farmers
Mercy Corps’ AgriFin Accelerate program worked with the Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO), as an innovation partner by developing a farmer-centric product, business modelling, and brokering relevant partnerships to launch…
Promoting Smallholder Uptake, Adoption and Referral of Soil Testing Services
What are the factors that drive soil testing and subsequent uptake of soil treatment recommendations by smallholders? Read the full report and infographic. Yields and production of smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa…
6 Strategies to Promote Digital Financial Product Adoption Among Youth
HaloYako is a digitally enabled saving service in Tanzania offered by Halotel in partnership with FINCA Microfinance Bank and supported in part by Mercy Corps Agrifin Accelerate, a partner of the Mastercard Foundation. HaloYako allows users…