NTF4Ag: Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers

Key insights on the potential of non-traditional financial services to catalyze agricultural innovation adoption by smallholders
This report brings together key results, insights and lessons from the case studies, pilots and cross-cutting research conducted by MEDA and its partners from 2017-2020 - with the overall goal of learning and documenting experiences of non-traditional finance for catalyzing smallholder agricultural innovation adoption.
The report is framed around the four learning themes below along with key takeaways and supporting evidence from the ten research projects in the MEDA INNOVATE portfolio. It concludes with potential opportunities for further learning, research and action by different actors in the smallholder finance landscape and ecosystem.
The four learning themes are:
  • Customer Centricity.
  • Smallholder Products and Services.
  • Smallholder Household Decision Making.
  • Policy and Regulatory Transformation.

About this Publication

By Clara Yoon