Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Finance for Food Security

Women purchase rice at a local market managed by women on September 20, 2017, in Pont Gendarme, Senegal. Since 2015, the Feed the Future Senegal Naatal Mbay project, implemented by RTI International, has worked to systematically strengthen production, productivity, and marketing of irrigated and rain-fed rice, maize, and millet in a way that is inclusive, leverages public-private investment, and builds local capacity to support systemic, long-lasting transformation.

In February 2018, Agrilinks highlighted finance for food security. This collection showcases top resources from the Agrilinks archives, plus the new posts and perspectives on ag finance that were shared in that month.

Access to finance is a critical piece of the food security puzzle. For the month of February, Agrilinks will explore these links — tune in to learn more!
This blog is written by Aly-Khan Jamal, Dalberg, Shyam Sundaram, Dalberg, and Simon Allan, Dalberg Agricultural finance is essential for achieving development objectives. Expanding access to agricultural finance provides agricultural producers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the...
The USAID Bureau for Food Security invited the World Council of Credit Unions to speak about their work to advance agricultural lending across their member network.
The Value Chains project supports smallholder farmers through people-to-people engagement in commercial value chains to increase agricultural productivity using a facilitative, market systems approach to increase farmer incomes and contribute to economic growth.
Learn about FSA’s model and lessons learned in agricultural finance and reflected on what might be applicable in the development context in a few key takeaways!
Read up on the array of actors operating in different parts of the ecosystem for agri-food and rural SME investment focusing on access to finance and complementary services.
There are substantial links between good laws and access to finance. This conversation with the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project unpacks the enabling environment's key role in shaping markets.
Advances in smart agriculture and agribusinesses will not only increase the overall resilience and survival rates for billions of people, they also offer the linked effects of increased nutrition, increased household incomes, increased food security and improved environmental systems.
Microinsurance was designed to help at-risk farmers to increase their resilience, but existing products have suffered from low demand. New research shows that an innovative loan product may provide an alternative that provides many of the same benefits as insurance.
Learn how a Kenyan microfinance institution has developed a model that reaches high volumes of remote smallholder customers with its agriculture-specific Kilimo Booster loan, despite having interest rates as high as many commercial banks.
Much has been written about the power of public and philanthropic capital to catalyze impact by supporting approaches capable of attracting private investment, but determining how to provide pathways and incentives for private investors is more art than science.
As part of a stocktaking and strategic support exercise, USAID's Bureau for Food Security, Office of Market and Partnership Innovations, through the Investment Support Program, compiled a landscaping of major internal (USAID) and external agriculture finance activities globally to extract relevant...
As part of a strategy analysis study for the Bureau for Food Security's (BFS) Office of Market and Partnership Innovations conducted through the Financing Growth mechanism in the summer of 2017, five brief case studies were produced to illustrate the type of support that USAID can provide in the...
This blog is written by Aly-Khan Jamal, Dalberg, Shyam Sundaram, Dalberg, and Simon Allan, Dalberg Agricultural finance is essential for achieving development objectives. Expanding access to agricultural finance provides agricultural producers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the...
The USAID Bureau for Food Security invited the World Council of Credit Unions to speak about their work to advance agricultural lending across their member network.
The Value Chains project supports smallholder farmers through people-to-people engagement in commercial value chains to increase agricultural productivity using a facilitative, market systems approach to increase farmer incomes and contribute to economic growth.
Learn about FSA’s model and lessons learned in agricultural finance and reflected on what might be applicable in the development context in a few key takeaways!
Read up on the array of actors operating in different parts of the ecosystem for agri-food and rural SME investment focusing on access to finance and complementary services.
There are substantial links between good laws and access to finance. This conversation with the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project unpacks the enabling environment's key role in shaping markets.
Advances in smart agriculture and agribusinesses will not only increase the overall resilience and survival rates for billions of people, they also offer the linked effects of increased nutrition, increased household incomes, increased food security and improved environmental systems.
Microinsurance was designed to help at-risk farmers to increase their resilience, but existing products have suffered from low demand. New research shows that an innovative loan product may provide an alternative that provides many of the same benefits as insurance.
Learn how a Kenyan microfinance institution has developed a model that reaches high volumes of remote smallholder customers with its agriculture-specific Kilimo Booster loan, despite having interest rates as high as many commercial banks.
Much has been written about the power of public and philanthropic capital to catalyze impact by supporting approaches capable of attracting private investment, but determining how to provide pathways and incentives for private investors is more art than science.
Access to finance is a critical piece of the food security puzzle. For the month of February, Agrilinks will explore these links — tune in to learn more!
As part of a stocktaking and strategic support exercise, USAID's Bureau for Food Security, Office of Market and Partnership Innovations, through the Investment Support Program, compiled a landscaping of major internal (USAID) and external agriculture finance activities globally to extract relevant...
As part of a strategy analysis study for the Bureau for Food Security's (BFS) Office of Market and Partnership Innovations conducted through the Financing Growth mechanism in the summer of 2017, five brief case studies were produced to illustrate the type of support that USAID can provide in the...