Innovations and coping strategies for food security at the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 is likely to have a widespread, deep, and prolonged impact on every sector and segment. In this blog, we discuss some innovations and practical solutions for governments and other stakeholders to consider to aid food security and to protect the livelihoods of smallholders
Indian experiences of application of agricultural value chain finance
The paper examines the current state of value chain development in India, the policies that are in place and the institutional framework that supports the value chains in agriculture. The facilitating processes adopted in India for strengthening agricultural value chains have been analyzed and their efficacy has been critiqued.
MFIs can play an important role in agriculture value chain financing. In this video, MSC’s Senior Specialist Raj Kumar explores the possibility of MFIs performing important functions in the value chain by offering agriculture financing and risk management products for the farmers. He also highlights some of the key considerations and risks if the MFIs […]
Agricultural finance for sustainable development, expanding agricultural market opportunities & promotion of disadvantaged small farmers and MSMEs
This paper analyses the role of financing in the sustainable development of agriculture with a focus on disadvantaged farmers and MSMEs. Apart from agriculture finance, which is touched upon, this paper focusses on agriculture value chain finance and its benefits for smallholders as also for MSMEs.