The success of Mercy Corps’ program model is based on our ability to bring together the cutting-edge platforms and partners required to deliver quality products and services that respond to the needs of smallholder farmers in the complex regions where we operate. Since 2012, Mercy Corps’ AgriFin programming has supported the development of digitally enabled services reaching more than 3 million smallholders across Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In 2019, we expanded to Nigeria and Ethiopia.
AgriFin has co-created and supported digitisation of over 30 digital financial products and other services (ranging from education and market linkages to smallholder credit scoring), in collaboration with mobile network operators, financial institutions, farmer networks, technology innovators, agriculture value-chain players, training organisations, government and other key market stakeholders. We have grouped various case studies and insights gathered from our partner engagements into 6 cross-cutting themes poised to answer the program’s Learning Questions.