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Finance for Food

Towards New Agricultural and Rural Finance


ISBN: 978-3-642-54033-2 (Print) 978-3-642-54034-9 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII

  2. The Big Picture: Global Trends Affecting Agricultural Finance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-21

      Global Dynamics in Agricultural and Rural Economy, and Its Effects on Rural Finance

    3. Chapter

      Pages 23-41

      Food Security and a Holistic Finance for Rural Markets

  3. Institutional and Process Innovations in Serving Rural Clients

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43

    2. Chapter

      Pages 45-65

      Finance Through Food and Commodity Value Chains in a Globalized Economy

    3. Chapter

      Pages 67-87

      Agricultural Growth Corridors – Unlocking Rural Potential, Catalyzing Economic Development

    4. Chapter

      Pages 89-113

      Innovative Microfinance: Potential for Serving Rural Markets Sustainably

    5. Chapter

      Pages 115-135

      Busting Agro-Lending Myths and Back to Banking Basics: A Case Study of AccessBank’s Agricultural Lending

  4. Dealing with Risks in Agricultural Finance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137

    2. Chapter

      Pages 139-165

      Where Is the Risk? Is Agricultural Banking Really More Difficult than Other Sectors?

    3. Chapter

      Pages 167-197

      The Potential of Structured Finance to Foster Agricultural Lending in Developing Countries

    4. Chapter

      Pages 199-217

      New Approaches to Agricultural Insurance in Developing Economies

  5. Using Modern Technology for High-Quality Services in Rural Areas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

    2. Chapter

      Pages 221-251

      Reaching the Client in Geographically Adverse Conditions: Can Outsourcing Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency?

    3. Chapter

      Pages 253-262

      Tameer Bank’s Experiences with Mobile Banking

    4. Chapter

      Pages 263-283

      Poverty-Sensitive Scorecards to Prioritize Lending and Grant Allocation with an Application in Central America

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 285-295