Rural Finance and Investment Insights: January 2022

Welcome back! We hope that all of you spent a calm and pleasant holiday with your loved ones, refreshed and recharged.

We are excited to start our first monthly Newsletter of 2022, and we look forward to bringing you the latest knowledge products and events in Rural and Agricultral Finance.

Please let us know your opinions on our monthly Insights. What would you like to hear from us more or do differently in 2022? Please share your thoughts by writing to us at We count on your advice and shape our knowledge hub ...

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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: December

As the final days for this year draw to a close, we realize it has been another time of great reflection for us all. The year 2021 was another difficult one for many. These circumstances highlight the critical need for the financial sector to contribute to social justice.

While we continue to navigate these challenging times, it is essential for us to strengthen our commitment to being champions in inclusion, equality and diversity when providing financial services. The joint efforts made by practitioners, policymakers, academics, and...

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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: November

Fishing is a dangerous occupation worldwide with minimal risk covers. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that more than 32 000 fishers die during fishing operations across the world every year, and many more get accidents and injured. Small-scale fisheries insurance would secure incomes and investment in the sector and bring fishing communities greater social and economic stability.

On October 29, the Global Network for Capacity Building to Increase Access of Small-scale Fisheries to F...

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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: October

In recognition of the well-understood challenges with promoting rural and agricultural finance, the need for a more systemic approach to promoting financial inclusion is gaining traction in the thinking and programming approaches of the community of practice.

In light of this, we hope this month’s list of studies will help us bring forward more inclusive and efficient investments in the agri-food systems.

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Rural Finance and Investment Insights: September

After the summer heat in August, can you feel a slight change in the air this month? Yet, this breeze has been delayed year by year due to climate change.

Climate change dramatically affects all sectors, including the agriculture and fishery sector, and its impacts result in disruptions to the vitality of rural livelihoods, ecosystems, and biodiversity. It has especially increased the hazardous conditions under which small-scale fishers work, as natural disasters become even more prevalent and destructive. Damage and loss of fishing c...

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