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Can Mobile Money Extend Financial Services to Smallholder Farmers

June 26, 2014


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 […]

What to Read on Agriculture Microfinance

June 23, 2014


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 […]