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Creating global value through high-impact crowdlending for unbanked farmers

One of the first applications for the incentive system of blockchain: ‘cryptocurrencys’ was its use in remittances. A digital currency without borders could be used to transfer money across nations at a faster rate and lower cost than conventional methods. Crowdlending platform, EthicHub, has explored and implemented these possibilities to provide smallholder farmers in developing countries with financial services. Jana Petkanic, from the Benelux office for EthicHub, talks about the company’s innovative blockchain project in Mexico.

MyKana: Designed in Fiji, tailor made for improving Fijian health

Youth View all in Youth

Have agribusiness idea, but no money? Be inventive!

So you have what you are convinced is a winning idea for an agri start-up. But what about the funding? They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and young agripreneurs reveal there is no one single model when it comes to finding the money to get a business plan up and running.

Kenyan youth groups selected for a new agribusiness development project

Gender View all in Gender

Bridging information gaps for women agripreneurs

The starting point for any meaningful attempt to close the gender divide in agriculture must involve improving women’s access to information. Often, small-scale women agripreneurs in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) have good products, but no markets, and no means of finding the finance to take them to the next level. Information holds the key to unlocking opportunities, but how do rural women know it’s there – and where to look for it?

Livestock business hubs unlock opportunities for pastoral women in East Africa

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