As we all experienced, in one way or another, 2020 has been a year full of opportunities and challenges. Global food production is undoubtedly among the most challenging ones. Addressing this challenge will require significant investments in the agrifood sector. Access to finance will be critical in enabling these investments.
While we are heading towards the most magical time of the year, we have prepared for you some useful reference material for holiday readings with the hope to contribute to improving access to finance for agrifoo...Read More
Together with the recent rapid development of the digital information technology, exacerbated by the “new normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, digital financial services (DFS) are becoming the driving factor for developing countries and emerging market to enhance financial inclusion.
This was the focus of the high-level Virtual Symposium on “Development of Inclusive Rural Digital Finance Services: China’s Experience and International Organization’s Practices” that was held during 10-12 November, organised by the FAO in collaboration wi...
As you might all notice, Rural Finance and Investment Learning Centre (RFILC) portal has finished its revamping work! We continue dedicating to the dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge for the promotion of inclusive rural and agricultural finance and investment, as a global web-based platform.
The revamped RFILC brings several new features compared to the previous version, including the Editor’s picks, Webinars, a vastly improved Library, Learning courses, Events and Blogs sections. You can also suggest new content to the RFILC edi...Read More
Dear RFILC members,
To begin our April edition, we would like to express our gratitude to all the front line workers in coping with COVID-19, to hold our communities and our economy together. The past months have posed a significant uncertainty to us, financially and physically. Health-related shocks, such as death or severe sickness, can affect households’ budgets significantly and create severe household trauma, leading to higher possibilities of them falling into poverty traps. This is especially true for people in rural area...Read More
Dear RFILC members,
This month has been undoubtedly challenging for many of us, if not all. As a way to support you during this difficult time, the RFILC Editorial Team is collecting information to keep you up to date with the latest news and reflections regarding the impact of COVID-19 on many areas of life that concern all of us.
Due to social distancing, mobility is restricted and community gatherings are restrained. These restrictions pose significant economic risks for savings groups as markets falter. The SEEP Network has...Read More