Monday
February 5
2018

Mercy Corps and Mastercard Take Fintech to Farmers

Humanitarian agency Mercy Corps is partnering with Mastercard Foundation to push for adoption of technology to benefit millions of small-scale Kenyan farmers for better food production and ending perennial shortages.

Mercy Corps’ Agrifin Accelerate Programme is a $25 million (Sh2.5 billion) project that is running for six years and will benefit Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania.

It is supported by the Mastercard Foundation and is aimed at helping to close the gap in access to financial services, information and market services.

Source: Business Daily Africa (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Agriculture, Finance
Tags
agriculture, digital finance, financial inclusion, fintech, mobile finance, mobile money, smallholder farmers