Rural Finance is about providing financial services for people living in rural areas. This Learning Centre aims to assist organisations in developing countries to build their capacity to deliver improved financial services which meet the needs of rural households and businesses.
The book provides a global review of experiences and learning on the relatively broad subject of value chain finance for agriculture in developing countries. The purpose of the book is to provide an understanding of the emerging field of agricultural value chain finance. It provides an understanding of a value chain approach to finance, describes how the various types of relationships among value chain actors are being used to improve financing and marketing efficiency, reduce risk and increase accessibility to finance, and then illustrates the financial products and services that can be applied to value chain finance in the agricultural sector.