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Expert Consultation with Financial Service Providers

Created Apr 01 2020, 4:45 PM by Fotios Stravoravdis

Access to finance is vital for agricultural producers. It enables them to purchase inputs or pay for working capital and make long-term investments that are needed to add value to their farming operations while strengthening their climate resilience. However, agricultural producers often have difficulty obtaining that finance, despite their role as significant drivers of agricultural production and employment in developing countries. To better understand the issue, the study examined what risks and sustainability issues financial service providers (FSPs) consider relevant when assessing finance requests from agricultural producers.