Unblocking Supply of Agricultural Finance in Zimbabwe: A Review of Cases Involving Risk-Mitigating Mechanisms

Access to finance is crucial in facilitating investments in productivity-enhancing technologies among farmers, and for increasing the scale of production. This is expected to contribute to increased incomes and food security in primarily agrarian societies. However, in Zimbabwe, there exists a substantial financial gap in the agricultural sector. The share of commercial loans to agriculture … Continue reading Unblocking Supply of Agricultural Finance in Zimbabwe: A Review of Cases Involving Risk-Mitigating Mechanisms

Economically empowering women through ISALs

Rural women can be key agents for achieving transformational economic and social change, but they face many challenges that include limited access to education, employment and credit facilities. Economically empowering these women goes a long way in improving the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities. In Gokwe South, the LFSP EXTRA project is assisting … Continue reading Economically empowering women through ISALs

Financial speed dating?! Bringing banks to business in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, small and medium sized agribusinesses looking for investment support from banks and financial institutions face frequent and protracted delays and rejections. These limitations suffocate business growth and economic development. The Livelihoods and Food Security Programme recently held a financial speed dating event to bring together financial institutions and agribusinesses. ‚ÄúThere is a lack … Continue reading Financial speed dating?! Bringing banks to business in Zimbabwe

Savings, loans and links to markets

EXTRA (Extension and Training for Rural Agriculture) is a consortium by Welthungerhilfe (WHH). It supports farmers through Internal Savings and Loans (ISALs) and through supporting the links between farmer and market. EXTRA operates in Kwekwe, Gokwe South and Shurugwi districts. For further information contact Jack Jackson, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Welthunderhilfe, +263 4 795768 or … Continue reading Savings, loans and links to markets