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Guide / Toolkit

Rural Women and Financial Inclusion

The purpose of this document is to highlight practical approaches put forward by the sector to guide the work of practitioners in promoting gender-responsive financial inclusion through the design and delivery of appropriate services and products.


Fintech Innovation for Smallholder Agriculture: A Review of Experiences

This publication analyzes and illustrates some of the most interesting business models and innovations brought forward by fintech companies that have sought to address the common financing constraints associated with small-scale agriculture around the world.


The Potential for Agricultural Insurance in the Philippines

This study shares analysis and recommendations for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines.


Climate-Related Development Finance to Agrifood Systems

This publication addresses the persistent knowledge gap related to climate finance to agrifood systems, providing data and information to support countries making informed decisions towards agrifood systems transformation.


Assessing the State of Youth Financial Inclusion in Developing Contexts

This guide draws primarily from the lessons learned during the realization of a series of assessments on the state of youth financial inclusion in Uganda, Kenya, and Guatemala in 2019 and 2020.


Promoting Access to Agricultural Finance for Youth in Developing Countries

This publication underlines the trends, core challenges, opportunities, innovative solutions and initiatives associated with agricultural financing for youth.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Works to Enable Sustainable Private Investment in Agri-Food Systems and Specific Value Chains

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations deepened its work for attracting and de-risking private-sector investments in agri-food systems, targeting public and private agricultural value chains actors as well as private investors, and piloting its interventions in six African countries.


Impact Evaluation of Credit Guarantee Schemes in Agriculture

This study aims to assist policymakers, the academia, development agencies or other stakeholders in overcoming the current gap in empirical data on the impact of agricultural partial credit guarantee schemes by providing key information on technical and operational aspects of impact evaluations of credit guarantee schemes in agriculture.


Agricultural Finance Africa – Coaching Programme Guidance Notes

This guide aims to share the experience accumulated by FAO and ADA from 2017 to 2021 during the coaching program implementation, designed to improve smallholder farmers' access to funding in agricultural value chains.


Digital Finance and Inclusion in the Time of COVID-19

A look at opportunities and risks associated with the surge in uptake and use of digital financial services