Challenges & Innovations in Smallholder Farmer Financing

One Acre Fund has developed a method to reach smallholder farmers using asset based lending with flexible repayment options. One Acre Fund is expected to reach over 400,000 farm families in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania by the end of 2016. In the past ten years, One Acre Fund has received over 50 million USD in funding from organizations like The Gates Foundation and USAID.

Please join us for a discussion about the predicament of serving smallholder farmers with appropriate financing. We will discuss the following topics:

  • Why are smallholder farmers so difficult to reach?
  • How has asset based lending with flexible repayment been able to succeed when other methods have failed? What are the problems with this model?
  • What does the future look like for smallholder farmer financing?

Location: New York, New York

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016