Agri-Fin Mobile: Increasing Small-holder Income Through Mobile

In 2012, Mercy Corps and its funding partner, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), committed to implement Agri-Fin Mobile, an innovative initiative that will facilitate the development of new business models offering bundled mobile agricultural and financial services to small-holder farmers.

Agri-Fin Mobile: Increasing Small-holder Income Through Mobile

Agri-Fin Mobile partnerships will be based on clear revenue drivers for partners to promote long-term, sustainable service to farmers. Business models will provide increased value for each partner (i.e. increased fee income, improved efficiencies in delivery channels, greater outreach, or reduced risks). The model has potential for replication throughout Africa and Asia and can be used as a learning platform across financial products, poverty issues, and agri-business models for small-holder farmers.

Mercy Corps contributes significant expertise in agriculture, financial services, mobile technology, and sustainable business development. Mercy Corps has demonstrated successes in mobile banking, having led the development of key mobile innovators including XacBank in Mongolia, Bank Andara in Indonesia, and BanKO in the Philippines. Mercy Corps currently operates 80 food security and agricultural market development programs, reaching 700,000 small-holder farmers throughout Latin America, Asia, and Africa.


  • Mercy Corps

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Powered by the belief that a better world is possible, Mercy Corps is a leading global organization working to empower people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their...

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

    Funding Agencies
    Switzerland | Staff size: Unknown

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Key Information

LocationIndonesia, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, East Asia and Pacific, Southern Africa, Uganda
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 3.8 Million