Rethinking rural and agricultural finance - The African case

In order to boost agricultural growth in SSA, further investment in the agricultural sector is urgently needed. The mark-up of ODA funds is a stepping-stone in this regard. However, ODA should function as a catalyst for further private investments and should be used to assist recipient governments in building the institutional framework for attracting private investment and promoting balanced growth. Important success factors include further advances in improving domestic banking and agricultural risk management systems.
Matthias Bickel
Planning Officer
Division 45 - Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
Prof. Martin Klein
Tobias Weirowski
Michael Schöppe

School of Economics and Business
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

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