Joint FAO-IFAD Grant offer policy tools and advice to governments and stakeholders
11 February 2013, Rome -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an $875 000 agreement aimed at helping small farmers and rural households in developing countries gain improved access to agricultural and rural finance, thereby enabling their investments. The three-year grant agreement is intended to generate new policy tools and training materials for public-sector agencies, donors, financial institutions and NGOs working to enhance smallholder access to financial services including credit, savings and insurance.
The following is an interview with FAO Senior Agribusiness and Finance Officer Calvin Miller.
Produced by: FAO