November 25th, 2022
Ngokamka: A tale of skills, partnerships, and finance in supporting micro and small enterprises to deliver at the big stage
August 15th, 2022
Agriculture and processing financing market analysis
August 12th, 2022
Agriculture and processing landscape report
May 16th, 2022
Understanding Agricultural Value Chains that Supply Nairobi
FSD Kenya partnered with Virtual City to better understand the value chains of fresh produce in Nairobi. The purpose of the assignment is to understand the operations of the packhouses by answering questions about finances, market information, constraints, barriers, and opportunities.
April 22nd, 2021
Understanding the value chains of fresh produce in Northern Nairobi: A case study for Packhouse (2020) – A follow up survey with COVID-19 impact mapping
October 16th, 2020
Money to the grassroots: Rethinking agricultural finance models
Why is agricultural sector the least funded sector in Kenya by the formal financial sources despite being the largest sector in terms of GDP contribution (at over 50% GDP contribution directly and indirectly)?
July 3rd, 2020
Can platforms and technology accelerate the African Green Revolution?
The agricultural sector in Africa is yet to take off despite being the dominant employer and the key contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP) for most countries on the continent.
August 13th, 2019
Evolving agricultural credit: A combi-model for input and trade financing
FSD Kenya’s 2018 experiment with Apollo Agriculture illustrates how to start from a real economy problem and then innovate a suitable financial solution that helps unlock real value.
May 15th, 2019
Building livelihoods using inclusive finance for chicken farming
Wanza Mbole Namboya
FSD Kenya set out to explore ways of using finance to build livelihoods of poor households in Kitui. The survey identified indigenous poultry and pulses as the agriculture value chains with the greatest opportunity for low-income households.
September 20th, 2016
Transparency in finance: Is it a matter of life and death?
Financial institutions play a key role in enhancing trust in the financial system
September 2nd, 2016
Interest rates cap: views from Kawangware
Why residents of Kawangware welcome the interest rate cap
December 17th, 2015
Up-scaling financial ladders
October 21st, 2015
Toward a National Crop and Livestock Insurance Program: Summary of Policy Suggestions
June 1st, 2015
Opportunities for financing the mango value chain: A case study of lower eastern Kenya
Despite strong growth in Kenya’s mango subsector, there is scant documentation of the financial performance of the value chain.