Finance for Food: Towards New Agricultural and Rural Finance

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The book “Finance for Food: Towards New Agricultural and Rural Finance”, which is the result of the KfW Symposium ”Finance for Food”. The book focuses on three main issues: first, on institutional and process innovations dealing with agricultural risk and the use of modern technology to improve financial services in rural areas. Second, it examines the distinct risks associated with agricultural finance and how to assess and mitigate them. Third, it focuses on possible distribution channels for reaching the rural poor with modern technology. This includes mobile banking as well as scoring to increase efficiency and outreach in agricultural finance.

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