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Can Mobile Money Extend Financial Services to Smallholder Farmers

June 26, 2014

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Originally published on CGAP Blog: Kenya is widely acknowledged to be a global leader in mobile money. Over two-thirds of its adult population uses M-PESA, the mobile money system launched in 2007 by Safaricom. But even in Kenya, many are not using M-PESA. I know many smallholder farmers who are part of this group. They […]

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What to Read on Agriculture Microfinance

June 23, 2014

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Originally published by the Financial Access Initiative at NYU, and co-authored with Mike Warmington, microfinance partnerships manager at One Acre Fund: The majority of the world’s poor share one profession: farming. Most of these farmers cultivate less than 10 acres of land, far away from paved roads and with limited access to the improved seed and […]

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It’s Not Just Money That is Needed – Using a Bundled Approach to Increase Productivity in the AU’s Year of Agriculture

January 29, 2014

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Originally published on the Brookings Africa in Focus blog, and co-authored with Laurence Dare, East Africa policy manager at One Acre Fund: The majority of people in Africa are engaged in the same profession: farming. Most of these individuals are small-holder farmers with fewer than 5 acres of land and little access to seed, fertilizer, […]

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Can GAVI’s new partnership model crack ‘mhealth pilotitis’ while opening new markets for Vodafone?

August 21, 2013

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Originally published on Devex Impact:   To improve vaccination rates, the GAVI Alliance is tackling supply chain bottlenecks through an innovative partnership with Vodafone in Mozambique. Photo: VillageReach.   In the 13 years since it was founded to jumpstart stagnating global vaccination rates, the GAVI Alliance has achieved some remarkable results. Three hundred and seventy million […]

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What the Global Food Security Act of 2013 can do for agriculture development

August 8, 2013

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Originally published on the ONE blog, and co-authored with David Hong, agriculture policy manager at the ONE Campaign: Smallholder farmers are the largest population of poor people in the world. If we want to tackle global poverty, we have to address agriculture. The US government has prioritized agriculture development in Feed the Future, its $3.5 billion global hunger […]

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