In rural Nigeria, necessary investments in agriculture are inadequate, as farmers and agri-based entrepreneurs who engage in profitable agricultural activities yet lack access to financial services that meet their specific needs.
Especially in rural areas, women are financially excluded...More
Involvement of youth in irrigated vegetable production is changing attitudes towards agriculture in Northern Uganda
In Northern Uganda, agriculture has often been considered as a dirty job and as something, that is taken as a last resort for those who have failed in other aspects of life. Odokopira Geoffrey used to have this perspective...More
Equal access and opportunity for women and men is a well-documented success factor of any development intervention. Thus, the “gender-lens” is an important perspective AFC aims to apply in all of its projects, by asking ourselves: how do we contribute to reducing gender-imbalances in finance and...More
Improving access to finance for the Lao rural population through its Partner Financial Institution – A success story
The project background
Since 2017, we are implementing the KfW project “Consulting Services for Capacity Building and Training Measures in the Lao PDR Microfinance in Rural Areas – Access to Finance for the Poor” (LAFF). By end of 2022, the project has provided wholesale...More