Webinar: Five New Technologies to Simplify Data Collection in Smallholder Finance
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Improved access to information about smallholder farmers will help close the gap between supply of and demand for smallholder agricultural finance, which is over $400 billion. One reason this gap persists is that investors lack sufficient data about the benefits and risks of directing their funds to smallholder agricultural finance. Without this information, investors have little evidence about and therefore little understanding of how to provide smallholder agricultural markets with the finance they need.
But data collection isn't easy. A number of new technologies have emerged to help investors with data collection, and the Initiative for Smallholder Finance has recently released an interactive map of smallholder impact and risk assessment tools to help find them.
Join the Initiative for Smallholder Finance to hear directly from the creators of five new technologies that are taking the pain out of smallholder data collection:
- Acopio (presented by Fair Trade USA)
- Scope Insight
- Taro Works (presented by Grameen Foundation)
The webinar will be moderated by CJ Fonzi, lead author of "Smallholder Impact and Risk Metrics: A Labyrinth of Opportunity," and Tom Carroll, the Director of the Initiative for Smallholder Finance.
Join us! Register through this page and click the link below to join the webinar.
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The Initiative for Smallholder Finance
The Initiative for Smallholder Finance is a multi-donor initiative hosted by the Global Development Incubator that is designed to demonstrate how specific products and services can expand the reach of financing for smallholder farmers. Initiative activities include targeted market research, product development and testing, and investment facilitation in the smallholder finance market.
Visit www.globaldevincubator.org/isf for more information.