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16 October 2014
Roasted cocoa beans, slightly crushed.
IFC and Ecom, a global commodity trading company, interviewed more than 2,000 cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire about their income levels, food security, and other qualitative aspects of their farming lives. The results highlight some key challenges facing smallholder farmers.
14 October 2014
A cow on a farm in Tanzania
There is very little available data on the characteristics of smallholder farmers' financial needs. The MIX, through its FINclusion Lab, is filling this gap by gathering data on smallholder finance and providing a framework for others interested in data collection.
09 October 2014
A man in Bangladesh works in a vegetable field
The terms "smallholder farm" and "family farm" are often used interchangeably, but technically refer to different dimensions of agriculture. Getting better clarity on the basic composition of the world's farms is challenging, but critical.
07 October 2014
A tool used for making casava flour in Mozambique
CGAP is undertaking national surveys of smallholders in Mozambique and Tanzania to identify distinct segments of households and determine their demand for financial services.

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