The Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA
) is excited to share a synthesis report titled, "NTF4Ag (Non-Traditional Finance for Agriculture
): Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers." The report brings together key results, insights, and lessons from the case studies, pilots, and cross-cutting research conducted by MEDA and its partners from 2017-2020 — with the overall goal of learning and documenting experiences of non-traditional finance for catalyzing smallholder agricultural innovation adoption.
The report is framed around INNOVATE
’s four learning themes
along with key takeaways and supporting evidence from the ten research projects in the MEDA INNOVATE portfolio. The report concludes with potential opportunities for further learning, research, and action by different actors in the smallholder finance landscape and ecosystem.