Publications

AgriFin is uniquely positioned to learn from our commercial sector partners, documenting both successes and failures, and sharing our results with practitioners interested in the intersection of digital finance, smallholder agriculture, and technology innovation.

2019, Q3

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Soil Testing for Smallholder Farmers

Infographic, AgriFin Accelerate
August 2019

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Improving Soil Testing Among Smallholders

Program Report, AgriFin Accelerate
August 2019

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DigiFarm Randomized Control Trial Preliminary Analysis

Partner Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
June 2019

2019, Q2

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2019 Annual Learning Event Synthesis

Program Report, AgriFin Accelerate
May 2019

Benson WACHIRA Kiongo,40 and his wife Alice Njeri, 37. They have 1 child daughter ZIPPORAH Wairimu, 19 who is away at school. They own and farm 3 acres which has 3 cows, 1 male goat, 50 chicken with around 40 chicks. Benson uses a Samsung phone for MPESA buying and selling of his produce.  He sells macadamia nuts, yams, tree tomatoes and bananas, and coffee around 20kg a week. They live with brother of Benson and his wife and daughter Gloria.
“When the rains comes I'll plant maize. I’m digging my fields now” says Benson.
These images are to accompany research being conducted by Research Solutions Africa for Mercy Corps's AgriFin Mobile and AgriFin Accelerate programs, a 6 year %25 million initiative funded by the MasterCard Foundation working in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The aim of the programs is to support the expansion of digital financial services (DFS) to 1 million farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over 6 years, delivered by growing ecosystems of diverse service providers. AgriFin Accelerate's primary target group is unbanked smallholder farmers living on less than $2/day.

Social Networks and Agricultural Insurance: The Pula Referral System

Program Report, AgriFin Accelerate
May 2019

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DigiFarm: A Digital Platform Made for Farmers

Case Study, AgriFin Accelerate
May 2019

2018, Q4

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Farmer Capability Lab

Case Study, AgriFin Accelerate
December 2018

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Benchmarking e-Commerce Models for Africa’s Smallholders

Case Study, AgriFin Accelerate
December 2018

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Persona-based Pathways for Youth in Agriculture

Case Study, AgriFin Accelerate
December 2018

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Scaling Access to DFS Services for Smallholders in Tanzania

Case Study, AgriFin Accelerate
November 2018

2018, Q3

Women Smalholder Farmers: 6 Insights

Infographic, AgriFin Accelerate
September 2018

A woman uses a bicycle to take her produce to market in rural Uganda. Photo: Allison Shelley

Farm to Market Alliance: Digitizing a buying Platform for Smallholders

Case Study, AgriFin Accelerate
September 2018

2018, Q2

MIDDAY PLENARY

2018 Annual Learning Event Synthesis

Program Report, AgriFin Accelerate
May 2018

Safaricom: Accelerating Access to Digital Financial Services

Partner Document, AgriFin Accelerate
May 2018

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Rural Connectivity Ideation Workshop

Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
April 2018

2018, Q1

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Don’t Lose the Plot: Engaging Youth through Edutainment

Case Study, AgriFin Accelerate
January 2018

2017, Q4

2017, Q3

Digital Payments in the Zambian Cotton Industry

Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
September 2017

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Tackling the Rural Agent Network Challenge: 10 Cases and Learnings

Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
August 2017

2017, Q1

Inclusive Financial Sector Development in Fragility-Affected Africa

Program Report, AgriFin Accelerate
February 2017

Farmer Capability Lab – Tanzania

Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
January 2017

Farmer Capability Lab – Kenya

Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
January 2017

Zambia Farmer Profile: Overview, Segmentation and Targeting

Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
January 2017

Smallholder Farmer Insights: Kenya Benchmark Study

Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
January 2017

2016 Kenya Annual Learning Event Synthesis

Program Report, AgriFin Accelerate
January 2017

2016, Q4

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Off-taker Linkages with Smallholder Farmers: A Space for Digital Finance

Partner Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
December 2016

2016, Q3

Tanzania Ecosystem Study

Presentation, AgriFin Accelerate
July 2016

2016, Q2

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Digital Product Development and Bundling

White Paper, AgriFin Mobile
June 2016

2015

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Agrifin Accelerate Progarm Overview

e-Brochure, AgriFin Accelerate
February 2015

2013

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Partnering for Success: AgriFin Mobile Year 1 

Program Report, AgriFin Mobile
August 2013