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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: November 2022

Women play an important role in fishery value chain activities. There are 45 million women who participate in the small-scale fisheries value chain, representing 40 percent of the estimated labour force engaged in small-scale fisheries (SSF). Although women’s contribution to SSF is economically and socially important, it receives minimal attention while formulating fisheries policies and programs.

On November 11, the Global Network for Capacity Building to Increase Access of Small-scale Fisheries to ...

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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: October 2022

Financial cooperatives are essential players in the world banking system. They reach the poorest people and have a substantial economic impact. The Apex financial cooperatives are a relatively common type of financial entity in many countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The digitization of these financial cooperatives, a fundamental component of the financial sector in the Asia-Pacific region, is accelerating.

On November  2nd, APRACA, in collaboration with the CABFIN partnership, will present arising issues, challenges, in...

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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: September 2022

This month, FAO, in collaboration with the CABFIN partnership, organized a webinar on linking inclusive agricultural insurance to Anticipatory Action and emergency response. Speakers from SwissRe Foundation, FAO and StartNetwork gathered to present and discuss how to effectively improve the inclusivity of agricultural (parametric) insurance to serve small-scale producers, and explored how insurance can be used as a complementary modality to Anticipa...

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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: August 2022

Most of us may feel the heatwave and hotter-than-ever weather in the Northern Hemisphere this year; the climate shocks, together with conflict, economic shocks and the lingering impacts of COVID-19, have pushed millions of people in countries across the world into poverty and hunger.

This month’s highlight includes innovative examples of improving access to inclusive financial services. We hope it inspires the rural finance community to enable more small-scale producers to obtain the financial resources needed to sustain agri-va...

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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: July 2022

This month, the webinar global insurance experiences to increase small-scale aquaculture resilience is organized under the CAFI -SSF network to share an overview of the current status of world aquaculture insurance. The speakers shared institutional experience in supporting and implementing small-scale aquaculture insurance programmes and discussed the current aquaculture insurance environment and how insurers need a robust risk management program...

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