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Investing in agriculture for poverty reduction







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    Term Financing in Agriculture: A Review of Relevant Experiences (Volume I - Main Report, Volume II - Case Studies, Executive Summary)
    Occasional Paper N. 14 - October 2003
    2003
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    Rural term and investment finance has received little attention by donors and the micro-finance industry over the past decade. This prompted FAO's Rural Finance Group and Investment Centre to jointly carry out a multi-country study on innovative approaches to financing the investments of small farmers. The research was co-funded by the World Bank. Due to the scarcity of literature on empirical examples or best practices, a number of case studies were conducted which illustrate how a variety of f inancial and non-financial institutions in different countries and regions have tackled the provision of term finance to agriculture. Volume I (Main Report) of the study illustrates the use of different financial instruments such as term loans, leasing, equity, deposits and matching grants for financing agricultural term investments. The focus is on innovative financing technologies, institutional settings and contractual arrangements to manage risks, reduce transaction costs and overcome collateral constraints. Particular attention is paid to the financing of long-term investments such as tree crops. In addition, some complementary measures and policy options for enhancing the environment for both the supply and effective demand for term finance are discussed. Volume II presents ten case studies from Bolivia, India, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand. The Executive Summary is targeted to professional officers working in government institutions and internation al financing agencies. It summarizes the main lessons and discusses several issues and options for expanding the "financial frontier" of term finance in a sustainable way.
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    Innovations for investment: financing small-scale fisheries in Thailand 2023
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    To make small-scale fisheries in Thailand more sustainable, fishers need to invest in responsible fishing operations and technologies, reduce overfishing, contribute to fisheries management, and implement climate change adaptation measures. Small-scale fishers often do not have access to financial services to innovate and to make the necessary transition to sustainable fishing operations. Access to financial services will help them to innovate and adopt measures that will provide social, economic and environmental returns, the desired triple bottom line. The Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) and FAO, in collaboration with the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), implemented a project to analyse and improve the access of small-scale fishers to financial services in Thailand. The project identified the key finance and fisheries sector stakeholders, carried out surveys and interviews and conducted a techno-economic performance analysis of some major fishing fleets, to investigate the potential innovations for investment in small-scale fisheries. APRACA and BAAC drafted training materials and conducted various trainings on financing small-scale fisheries. The project also supported the launch of a national network for stakeholders involved in financing the fishing sector in Thailand (ThaiNet SSF). This circular provides a summary of the project achievements.
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    Assessment of fisheries innovations for investment and financing in Kenya 2022
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    To make small-scale fisheries in Kenya more sustainable, fishers need to invest in responsible fishing operations and technologies, reduce overfishing, contribute to fisheries management, and implement climate change adaptation measures. Small-scale fishers often do not have access to financial services to innovate and to make the necessary transition to sustainable fishing operations. Access to financial services will help them to innovate and adopt measures that will provide social, economic and environmental returns, the desired triple bottom line. The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) and FAO, in collaboration with the State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy in Kenya, implemented a project to analyse and improve the access of small-scale fishers to financial services in Kenya. The project identified the key finance- and fisheries sector stakeholders, carried out surveys and interviews, and conducted a techno-economic performance analysis of some small-scale fishing fleets, to investigate the potential innovations for investment. A two-day stakeholder workshop was held in 2021, in which the participants agreed to constitute a CAFI-SSF Network Kenyan Chapter. AFRACA developed and tested training materials on lending to the fisheries sector for financial service providers. This circular provides a summary of the project achievements.

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