Improving the availability and effectiveness of rural and “Micro” finance for small-scale irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review of lessons learned
作者: Merrey, D. J.Lefore, Nicole
出版社: International Water Management Institute (IWMI),   2018
ISBN: 978-92-9090-876-0
来源数据库: International Water Management Institute
DOI: 10.5337/2018.225
关键词: FinancingMicrofinanceRural financeFinancial institutionsSmall scale systemsAgricultural creditWomen’s participationEmpowermentRural communitiesIrrigation equipmentIrrigation schemesDrip irrigationPumpsSolar energySmallholdersFarming systemsHouseholdsSupply chainMicrocreditCredit policiesInvestmentPovertyWater resourcesBusiness modelsGrantsInsuranceCase studies
原始语种摘要: This paper reviews the evidence available on the provision of financing for African smallholder farmers to purchase irrigation equipment such as pumps, pipes and drip irrigation systems. It sets the scene by first reviewing the literature on experiences with providing microcredit and other microfinance services as a poverty reduction strategy. Based on both case studies and several systematic reviews of the literature, it finds that the outcomes and impacts on poverty, gender equity and broader economic development are mixed at best. Microcredit is not a silver bullet solution to poverty, but it can often help poor households improve their lives. The paper then reviews the demand for and supply of financing for smallholders to purchase irrigation equipment. In surveys, farmers express a...
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  • finance 金融
  • review 复审
  • equipment 设备
  • credit 信用
  • purchase 购买
  • poverty 贫穷
  • offering 报价
  • irrigation 灌溉
  • credible 可信的
  • demand 需用电力