- Agents of Impact are descending on Antigua, Guatemala this week for the fifth Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto Centroamérica y El Caribe.
- A wave of digital and financial innovation is changing perceptions around the profitability of lending to small farmers in emerging markets.
- In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, agriculture finance experts from ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab discuss how to “get smart” about donor objectives, about impact returns and about blending capital.
- Njonjo claims that the company isn’t changing anything about its impact mission. But Twiga’s growth comes with some strategy shifts that could affect smallholder farmers, who produce 75% of Kenya’s fresh food.
Rabobank's U.S.-based agricultural finance arm is rolling out a loan product to help farmers' weather income fluctuations during the three-year organic certification process.
- Solving malnutrition will require a significant capital infusion in a more local, more sustainable, global food system able to deliver more affordable healthy food. That’s a big opportunity for impact investors.
- “There’s a mismatch between demand for sustainably grown products and the desire to support sustainable farming, and the capital available to farmers,” says Dan Miller, who has launched Steward, a new investment platform that aims to tap the power of small investors to bridge the funding gap for independent farmers.