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Published 17 Sep 2019

Participation in Africa Agri-Finance Forum (AAFF)

Grace Njoroge, a Fund Project Manager, shared insights on how participants are overcoming barriers to agricultural financing during the Africa Agri-Finance Forum (AAFF) that took place in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Published 13 Sep 2019

Publication: Download the latest Fund brochure

Read and Download this latest summary of the Fund.

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Published 05 Sep 2019

Site Visit To Prosema In Mali

Fund Project Manager, Simon Kimura, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate, Emily Mbiriti and Finance Manager, Joseph Ondiek, along with Maeva Amager, IPE Triple Line, visited Prosema in Mali to assess its progress to date.

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Published 05 Sep 2019

Visiting Baobab+ Mali

Fund Project Manager, Simon Kimura, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate, Emily Mbiriti and Finance Manager, Joseph Ondiek, along with Maeva Amager of IPE Triple Line, visited Baobab+ in Mali to assess its progress to date.

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Published 05 Sep 2019

The Fund Visits Easy Solar in Sierra Leone

Fund Project Manager, Grace Njoroge and Grants Associate, Martha Ouma visited Easy Solar, a Fund supported project recently. The objective of the visit was mainly to assess high level project progress.

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Published 03 Sep 2019

Breakfast with Reeta Roy in Accra, Ghana

Read about Mastercard Foundation CEO’s one-on-one discussions with Fund participants in Accra, Ghana.

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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 07 Jun 2019

VIDEO: Fund support enables flexible credit model for SolarNow to empower Ugandan farmers

Watch how SolarNow’s flexible credit model is helping rural farmers in Uganda.

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Published 11 Apr 2019

The Impact of Big Data on Improving Digital Finance for Smallholder Agriculture in Africa

First Access has investigated the impact of big data on the efficiency of digital financial services for rural communities through detailed case studies, with several insightful results that could improve decision-making for smallholder farmers in 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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