Financial Inclusion for Farmers

How they support African farmers: The MasterCard Foundation promotes “financial inclusion.” And for African farmers that means providing access to basic financial services—such as savings, credit and insurance—they can use to purchase farm inputs, invest in post-harvest technologies and pay for storage facilities for their crops.

Why they partner with AGRA:  Both AGRA and The MasterCard Foundation are committed to harnessing the power of agriculture to increase food security and provide income and employment for millions of Africans, particularly people living in neglected rural farming communities. AGRA shares the Foundation’s belief that Africa’s smallholder farmers and local agriculture businesses deserve access to affordable financial services—services that are provided responsibly and within a well-regulated environment.


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