Building off of current classifications of agri-SMEs, we developed a framework to comprehensively consider the role of different types of agri-SMEs in food systems and the specific types of support that would unlock their growth potential.
We surveyed MFIs, commercial banks, NGOs, and social lenders to better understand the experiences of FSPs who utilize BDS. This blog shares highlights from the survey to help market participants better understand the ecosystem supporting and shaping the development of financial services for smallholders.
The sector has come a long way in understanding impact, but there remains significant knowledge gaps when it comes to farm level impact of financial services. We identify four areas where providers, agribusinesses, and donors need to allocate resources toward improving the sector’s understanding of impact.