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Published 23 Sep 2021


A crucial component of strengthening the food value chain is providing financial access to smallholder farmers so as to address farm productivity, poverty reduction and ultimately food security.

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Published 12 Aug 2021


Insights and learnings from FutureLink Technologies digitisation of member institutions and SACCOS across Uganda using shared agency network deployment.

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How Ghana’s New DFS Policy Will Impact Participants
Published 22 Jul 2020

How Ghana’s New DFS Policy Will Impact Participants

From its inception, the Fund has focused on harnessing the creativity and capacity of the financial sector and agribusinesses to innovate, increasing access to and delivering financial services at scale. Bodies of work from multiple players and insights from the Fund itself show that key drivers of innovation include digital technology and digital financial services, yet their rollout is often constrained by lack of adequate and effective policy. This is why the Fund is excited about the launch of Ghana’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) policy, a first for the continent, and what this could mean to the Fund participants.

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Fund Participants Respond to COVID-19 Crisis
Published 29 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Response: How the Fund and its participants are innovating in times of crisis

In this first in a series of articles, Theo Sands from Fund partner IPE Triple line introduces how the Fund and its participants are rising up to the challenge posed by COVID-19 with the ultimate aim of protecting great achievements made in uplifting beneficiaries through financial inclusion.

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20/20 Ibero
Published 11 Feb 2020

20/20 Case Study: Strengthening agricultural supply chains through the delivery of financial services

Ibero Uganda is part of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe based in Hamburg, Germany. Ibero Uganda exports quality Uganda coffees, with warehouses and processing facilities in Kampala and out-stations in all major coffee-producing regions of Uganda.

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Published 11 Jun 2019

20/20 Blog: Capturing industry learnings to turn hindsight into foresight

Explore the various lessons learned by the Fund and how findings from the Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab will help improve support for innovative businesses in rural Africa.

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Published 10 Apr 2019

Creating an Interconnected Financial Ecosystem to Promote Active Use of Financial Products

Harleen Thati, the Fund’s Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, writes on how creating integrated financial systems can help reach a wider consumer base in rural communities, thereby stimulating rural economies and helping alleviate poverty on the continent. 

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Published 25 Mar 2019

Harnessing Mobile Connectivity to Promote Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Manager for Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity, Kevin Genga, analyzes how mobile connectivity can be used to increase support of agribusinesses, fintechs and financial service providers in order to boost productivity and alleviate poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Published 16 Jul 2018

Emerging Trends in Digital Delivery of Agri-finance

A base level of digital finance penetration is often taken for granted and bidders are getting imaginative about how to build new structures on these digital foundations…

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Published 10 Jul 2017

Betting on Innovation and Scale to Transform Lives

Ann Miles from the Mastercard Foundation discusses how innovative business ideas in this year’s competitions are expected to benefit more than eight million people across the continent.

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