Every Smallholder Farmer Prospering from an Interconnected Digital World

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians who partner with communities, corporations and governments to transform lives around the world. Our AgriFin program leverages the power, convenience, and prevalence of mobile phones to help smallholder farmers access digital services to boost their harvests and incomes. Our goal is to lift 10 million smallholder farmers out of poverty by 2023.

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Climate-smart Agriculture: Solar Powered Pumps Empower Women Farmers

‘When women benefit from irrigation technologies, this can lead to improved household nutrition and health’ , Elizabeth Bryan and Hagar ElDidi, IFPRI. Read the full case study here Christine Wajiru, 66 years-old, lives…

Quick Wins for Digital Agriculture: Why Digitizing Aggregation Centers is a Fast Path to Long-Term Impact for Smallholders

When exploring opportunities in the digital agriculture ecosystem, discussion often focuses on buzzworthy technologies like the internet of things, artificial intelligence, blockchain and satellite imagery. There is no doubt that…

Persona-based Pathways for Driving Growth and Success for Youth in Agriculture

Digital services can capitalize on the growing market of youth in agriculture through segmentation that takes into account their varying needs, priorities, and potentials. ***Read the full case study here. What…

Creating Impact and Scale For Young Farmers – What We’ve Learned

Digital solutions work for youth in agriculture. They are cost effective and can empower young farmers at scale, for impacts, and on their own terms. ***Read the full case study here.…

Farmer Capability Lab: A Case of Double-Sided Returns

Studies have identified farmer capability as a key constraint to the adoption and use of financial services and digital tools by smallholder farmers. The Farmer Capability Lab approach aims to…

Leveraging AMCOS to scale Digital Financial Services – Insights from Tanzania’s cashew value chain

Tanzania’s Cashew Model How canAgricultural Marketing Co-operative Societies (AMCOS) be further leveraged as a channel for increased access and utilisation, and what should financial institutions consider to ensure their services…

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