If Africa’s smallholder farmers are going to lift themselves out of poverty, they need access to formal financial services instead of the unstable, inflexible, informal arrangements that they currently rely on and that keep them poor. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan review the ways in which digital technology is changing how financial services are delivered and made affordable. With the right investments and policies, farmers will be able to access credit, savings accounts, insurance, payment platforms, and other financial products that allow them to invest in their livelihoods without being exposed to exploitation or untenable risks.
- (-) Remove Financial Inclusion and Regulation filter Financial Inclusion and Regulation
- (-) Remove Food, Agriculture, and Biofuels filter Food, Agriculture, and Biofuels
- (-) Remove Janeen Madan Keller filter Janeen Madan Keller
Filter by publication type:
January 19, 2016