What Interventions Small and Marginal Farmers Need?
Agriculture sector throughout the world is experiencing rapid technological advancements in its attempt to meet ever rising food requirement. Modern farming now requires use of sophisticated seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and mechanised instruments increasing the capital requirement in farming operations. As a result small hold farmers are often unable to upgrade their farming systems due to […]
This podcast focuses on Dairy value chain and shares why it’s not only attractive to financing institutions but is highly endorsed to improve rural economy and aid food security. Speaking to MSC on the benefits and features of dairy value chain models, Value Chain expert, Mukul Singh, talks about the participants/aggregators involved in a typical […]
Sources of funding and support system for value chain finance: Lessons from Asia
This paper is based on the premise that the role of funding is paramount to achieve growth in the agricultural sector and thus help in poverty alleviation. The paper analyses the sources of funding and support systems for agricultural value chain finance in Asia and presents a comparative analyses of various approaches for financing.
The paper is focused on the institutional framework governing agricultural finance and various instruments available for financing agricultural development at several stages along a specific value chain. Various enabling policy and regulatory aspects that have evolved over the past decade are then discussed.