Agricultural Value Chain Finance Strategy and Design

The technical paper written by Calvin Miller is to provide practical suggestions and policy guidelines to managers and project design teams to help in the design and implementation of projects.  It is also useful for field staff, financial service providers (FSPs), government ministry employees, non-government development organizations (NGOs) and development agencies.  

The aim of this technical note is to help those involved in development agencies to understand:

  • The transformation of agriculture and modern value chains how this knowledge can be used to benefit the processes of financial access and delivery;
  • How to develop value chain financial services in a way that they benefit all kinds of farmers and agribusiness firms within value chains and the country as a whole; and
  • The best way to develop a Programme implementation strategy that will strengthen priority value chains through interventions which address capacity needs, financing, policy and support infrastructure.

This document can serve as a guide in the design of appropriate program interventions which apply AVCF approaches in the development of competitive agricultural value chain. An emphasis is given to interventions which promote financial inclusiveness, and the overall development goals of governments, as well as technical and funding agencies.

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