The Rural Agriculture Finance and Food Security Practitioner Learning Program

Feb 28, 2009 | by

The Rural Agriculture Finance and Food Security Practitioner Learning Program, funded by USAID, analyzed the relationship between rural agricultural finance and household well-being, including food security. The PLP, partnering with CRS Sierra Leone, Florenza Tanzania, Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India, Food for the Hungry Kenya and Kahzi Kadaimadai Farmers Federation, was responsible for producing five unique types of outputs:

  • A blog created by Catholic Relief Services (Sierra Leone) and Floresta (Tanzania) documenting how village savings and loan associations contribute to household food security.
  • A screencast by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme-India examining the impact of customized loan products for animal husbandry activities on food security for rural clients.
  • A video by the Kazhi Kadaimaidai Farmers Federation (India) documenting the effect of value-added services on food security for rural households in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India.
  • An online case study by the Kazhi Kadaimaidai Farmers Federation (India) and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme-India examining the impact of warehouse receipts programs on agricultural value chains and food security in India.
  • A podcast by Food for the Hungry (Kenya) discussing the potential benefits of a loan guarantee financial product for rural livestock traders, and the envisioned impact of this product on food security.

Donors: USAID

Partner Organizations: Aga Khan, CRS, Floresta Tanzania, Food for the Hungry, KKFF India

Categories: Rural and Agricultural Finance Agriculture & Food Security SEEP Initiatives Initiative