Rural and Agricultural Finance ProgramRural and Agricultural Finance Program

Digital Technology Applications for Rural Financial Services

Whitney Gantt - Lisa Kienzle

The course presents an overview of key forces in the Agriculture and the Information and Communication Technology sectors that are enabling the application of digital technologies to deliver a wide set of financial services to smallholder families. Real-life examples from different parts of the world will be analyzed to asses how different stakeholders in the agribusiness, finance, and tele-communication industries have conceived and applied different business models to deliver an ecosystem of financial and non-financial services to many rural clientele segments, including smallholder families, that were previously under-served. The strategies used by the stakeholders studied will be discussed to extract practical recommendations on how to take advantage of available digital technology solutions to create new or improve existing financial services for smallholder families. The course will be highly interactive and is intended for representatives from financial institutions, government agencies, donors and international organizations.

Intended Audience: For representatives from financial institutions, government agencies, donors and international organizations.

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