Blog » Financing Agriculture Forum 2012: New World of Agriculture and the Opportunities for Finance
This was the keynote presentation at the AgriFin Financing Agriculture Forum 2012 held in Kampala, Uganda in March 2012. This presentation was delivered by Nancy Barry, President of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. The presentation highlights new opportunities for collaboration in agriculture finance driven by the emergence of "progressive" small farmers that have moved beyond subsistence, the flow of urban migration, and the increasing usage of mobile phone-based technology. The author highlights the cutting-edge innovations that are happening in Africa while drawing valuable lessons from emerging markets, such as India and Kenya.