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    News Item | 25 March 2016

FSDA Launches its First Photo Contest in Kenya

Kenya | Agriculture / rural finance | Financial Inclusion | Strategic Communications

  About the competition  Financial inclusion is key to lifting people out of poverty. Over the past 15 years, progress in accessing financial services in Kenya has been remarkable. FSDA’s first photo competition in 2016 wants to showcase how Kenyans seize new...

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    Blog post | 16 March 2016 | Kátia Agostinho

Women’s Key Roles as Farmers and Caregivers: What Do We Know?

Mozambique | Agriculture / rural finance | Gender

“When you invest in women and girls, you invest in everyone” Melinda Gates posted in Facebook. Did you know that agriculture in Mozambique employs 62% of  the women labour force which represents the vast majority (almost 90%) of those that work in agriculture?...

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    Document | October 2015 | Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR)

AFR Agricultural Finance Conference Report

Rwanda | Agriculture / rural finance

The Agriculture Finance Conference – themed ‘understanding agriculture finance and its role in financing growth’ – took place on 7–8 October in Kigali, Rwanda. The Conference had three major objectives:  (1) to share global knowledge on agriculture finance...

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    Document | October 2015 | UNCDF

Youthstart Global – Inception Phase; Youth Economic Opportunity Ecosystem Analysis

Mozambique | Agriculture / rural finance | Financial Inclusion | Financial literacy | Policy and regulation

This is the Mozambique country report by UNCDF published in October 2015 on Youthstart Global’s Inception Phase – Youth Economic Opportunity Ecosystem Analysis. Production was co-funded by Sida, UNCDF, FSD Mozambique and Dalberg. The report keenly analyses the...

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    Document | June 2015 | Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015

Africa | Agriculture / rural finance | Financial Inclusion

This is Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015 by AGRA on Youth in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report is a comprehensive detailed analysis of the inter-relations between Youth and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa(SSA). It lays down the landscape for the...

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    Blog post | 7 April 2015 | Michael Kihato

What is a micro-mortgage?

Kenya | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia | Agriculture / rural finance | Housing finance

Micro-mortgages are defined as “housing loans of long duration (generally ten years or more) that exhibit all characteristics of traditional mortgage loans (long repayment period, house as collateral for the loan, ability to foreclose and sell the house in case of...

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