Finance

Foreign direct investment has fallen by more than 20 per cent compared to last year. For the developing countries, it represents one of the largest sources of income, with much of the money flowing into food industry and…

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Finance

The vast majority of investment is still short-term oriented and commitments by the

international community to create sustainable economies are not being met, warns the new report published by the UN.

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The OECD and the FAO have launched a pilot project to kick-start the practical application of the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains with 30 leading enterprises.

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Finance

In many countries, a lack of access to financial services is a factor which hinders or blocks economic growth. The authors investigate how far the German savings bank model can be transferred to developing and transition…

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Agricultural public spending in sub-Saharan Africa lags behind other developing regions. Enhancing public spending in agriculture can provide a foundation to increase agriculture productivity in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Some enterprises in rural areas are too big to access microfinance and too small to receive loans from commercial banks. <br/>Photo: ©IFAD/GMB Akash
Finance

There is a huge financing gap in rural areas, according to IFAD. The Smallholder Agriculture Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN) now aims to help bridge that financing gap in order to support smallholder farming and…

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Finance

Africa offers German companies a wide range of opportunities, although they are quite obviously not grasped, according to the latest statistics. Entrepreneurs discussed why this should be the case in Stuttgart,…

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Agricultural development needs financial support and the finance sector wants to enter the agricultural sector. Both sectors still struggle to meet halfway and search for new strategies to overcome traditional…

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Agriculture is the basis for the livelihoods of the rural Congolese population. Yet despite its considerable potential, the sector and its many smallscale producers are barely served by microfinance institutions. The…

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Value chains can be an opportunity to link smallholder farmers in developing countries to lucrative markets for consumer goods worldwide. However, they are not a sure-fire success. This article provides an overview of…

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