State of the Sector Reports

Our State of the Sector research takes a deep look into the rural and agricultural finance sector to share trends and proposes paths forward to inclusive rural transformation.

Agricultural “Platforms” in a Digital Era: Defining the Landscape

Digital Platforms have the potential to transform smallholder agriculture into a more inclusive, sustainable, and commercially viable endeavor. Despite this potential, the rise of Platform models in smallholder agriculture lags behind other sectors by up to 20 years. In this report we define the landscape of agricultural Platforms, their risk and impact potential, and the path forward for supporting their growth.

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Pathways to Prosperity

A follow-up to Inflection Point, Pathways to Prosperity identifies agenda-defining priorities that the sector must address to bridge the persistent finance gap for smallholder households and agricultural SMEs. To better meet this pressing need, Pathways to Prosperity introduces new models for navigating an increasingly sophisticated agricultural finance market. Explore the report through our interactive microsite.

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Protecting Growing Prosperity: Agricultural insurance in the developing world

This landscape report highlights the current status and future development of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers.

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Inflection Point: Unlocking growth in the era of farmer finance

Inflection Point suggests that while current activities to expand financial inclusion are not sufficient to meet smallholder demand, concerted efforts around customer centricity, progressive partnerships, and smart subsidy have the potential to change the sector’s growth trajectory to better serve the world’s smallholder farmers.

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