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«Finance for Food»

Political RisksReasons for MFIs Expanding into Rural AreasPost-harvest Losses as a Critical Factor for Food SecurityRisk Management ApproachSetting Up a Bank-Led Mobile Banking SystemAgro Loans Providing Stability During CrisisAgricultural Growth Corridors – Unlocking Rural Potential, Catalyzing Economic DevelopmentDefinitionsThe Role of Government and DonorsWhat's New in Agricultural and Rural Environment?II: Institutional and Process Innovations in Serving Rural ClientsPoverty-Sensitive Scorecards to Prioritize Lending and Grant Allocation with an Application in Central AmericaTowards a Hybrid Model of Agricultural MicrofinanceConcluding RemarksTypical Reservations Against Lending to FarmersThe (Potential) Contribution of the Financial SectorIV: Using Modern Technology for High-Quality Services in Rural AreasThe Potential of Structured Finance to Foster Agricultural Lending in Developing CountriesWhen Should a Bank Contemplate Launching a Mobile Banking System?Policy IssuesFood Which Is Never ProducedStrengthening Rural Financial CooperativesAfrican PotentialInnovative Insurance Instruments Need Further Study and DevelopmentDetails of the Program in Central AmericaFood Security and a Holistic Finance for Rural MarketsIII: Dealing with Risks in Agricultural FinanceLoan Guarantee ProgramsMobile Penetration: Anywhere and EverywhereFirst Considerations When Setting Up Agricultural Insurance: System Approach Before Product ApproachClassification of Agricultural RisksI: The Big Picture: Global Trends Affecting Agricultural FinanceInvestors' Channels to Finance AgricultureProviding Financial Services to Remote Rural Areas: Specific Constraints and CostsAgro-IndustriesImprovements in Legal Framework and Financial InfrastructureSpecific Risks in AgricultureRisk ScoringWarehouse Receipts FinanceModels of Private Sector VCFWhere Is the Risk? Is Agricultural Banking Really More Difficult than Other Sectors?Empirical Evidence on Actual RisksPolitical Interventions and Interest Rate CeilingsSmall Farmer Inclusion and GovernanceTameer-Telenor PartnershipThe SAGCOTAppendix 1: Segmentation of Agricultural RisksTameer Bank's Experiences with Mobile BankingInnovation: The Driving Force in All Development PhasesFinance Through Food and Commodity Value Chains in a Globalized EconomyEx-ante Versus Ex-post Risk Management SolutionsAfrican AgricultureValue Chain Finance The BAGCAfrican Green RevolutionPolitical SupportAgro Loan Product Drives Regional Bank Expansion and Access to Financial ServicesPoverty ScorecardSystemAgro: Framework and Structural Aspects of Agricultural Insurance SystemsSuccessful MFIs Rerving Rural Areas and AgricultureConcluding RemarksRisk ScorecardContract FarmingMega-Trends Impacting the Rural EconomyIncreasing Outreach Through Branchless BankingGrowth CorridorsCorridor ClustersDefinitions and Lessons from the Old Agricultural FinanceCommercialisation of Farming as an OpportunityThe Subsidized Agricultural Credit ParadigmBusting Agro-Lending Myths and Back to Banking Basics: A Case Study of AccessBank's Agricultural Lending(No) Securitization in Agricultural FinanceAn Application to a Grant Competition in Central AmericaAfrican ChallengesEfficiently Organised Value Chains Can Reduce Post-Harvest LossesSupporting NetworksImpact of VCF on Productivity, Quality and OutputSubsidize Institutions and Public GoodsImportance of VCFAre Agricultural Portfolio Guarantees an Appropriate Tool?Four Cooperative NetworksThe Financial Systems ApproachLaunch of Agro Loan ProductBuilding a ScorecardGrow AfricaReaching the Client in Geographically Adverse Conditions: Can Outsourcing Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency?How Innovative Agriculture-Specific Guarantees Could LookGlobal Dynamics in Agricultural and Rural Economy, and Its Effects on Rural FinanceMega-Trends Impacting the Agricultural EconomyConcept of Structured FinancePortfolio Management and UnderwritingEasyPaisa: Story So Far and Way AheadThe Cross-Cutting Relevance of Transport InfrastructureAgricultural Portfolio GuaranteesVertical Coordination and Value Chain FinanceThe Role of Donors and DFIs in Overcoming BarriersOperational Aspects of Agricultural Insurance SystemsInsurance Products and the Overestimated Potential of Weather Trigger PoliciesImplications and Perspectives for Agricultural FinanceBranchless Banking: How ICT Boosted Outsourcing PossibilitiesRegional IntegrationApproaches to Risk Management in Agricultural FinanceManaging Principal Credit RisksSpecial Purpose VehiclesAdministration and Data ManagementLoss Management and Loss AdjustmentCapital RequirementsBranchless Banking: Different Types of PartnershipsModern Rural Finance: An Emerging Model Drawing from Microfinance Best PracticesWhat Is the Impact of Rural Finance on Cost Structures?New Approaches to Agricultural Insurance in Developing EconomiesValue Chain Financing, Borrowing from Private Sector Financial Services to Small and Medium FarmersPoverty ScoringPotential Impact at Micro, Meso and Macro LevelsDistributionGreenfield Small Business Bank in a Transitional EconomyApproaches to Manage the Specific Risks in AgricultureAppendix 2: Features of a Hybrid Model of Agricultural MicrofinanceReceivables-Backed FinanceIncreasing Public and Private StandardsSmall Farmer Participation in Value ChainsBranchless Banking: Banks' Internal SolutionsMicrofinance Serving Agriculture and Rural AreasCorridors EstablishedThe Role of Government and DonorsInfrastructure BackboneIncreased Importance of Value ChainsRequired Adjustments in Methodology: Becoming Client OrientedWhat Are the Constraints Faced in Remote Rural Areas?Lack of Agricultural FinanceEmerging Models in Agricultural and Rural FinanceIncreasing Consolidation in Processing and RetailAgricultural Risks and Risk Management StrategiesResults After Introducing the Dedicated Agro Loan ProductAgricultural Value Chain FinanceFinance Structures in Value Chain FinanceAccess to Finance: The Case of PakistanRisk-Based Differentiation Between Agricultural and Rural FinanceApplication of Structured Finance in Agricultural LendingCurrent Status and OutlookBusting Agro-MythsTrade CreditDefinitions and Classifications of RisksInvestment OpportunityWarehouse Receipt Finance Measure and EvaluateRisk Management Strategies and the Role of Structured FinancePrincipal Credit RisksPolitical Risks Remain a ChallengePost-harvest Losses as a Factor for Farm IncomeDiversification to Remain a Core Element of Risk ManagementForward Contracts, Futures and OptionsExchange RatesRoles of Governments (Central and Local), Donors and Private Players in Supporting the New Agricultural and Rural FinanceInterlinked Contract-FarmingValue ChainsOrganization and Structure of Value ChainsRisks in Agricultural FinanceRisk MitigationRole for DonorsStructured Funds Investing in Rural FinanceMember-Owned MFIs in Agricultural and Rural FinanceInnovative Microfinance: Potential for Serving Rural Markets SustainablyMobile Banking: Differentiated and Low CostAgricultural and Rural MicrofinanceMega-Trend Impacting Both Agricultural and Rural EconomyPotential Impact of New Agricultural and Rural Finance and Role of Major StakeholdersGlobal Challenges
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