As a firm committed to pushing the frontiers of access to finance, Ayani has developed a substantial portfolio of projects designed to enhance the linkages, livelihoods and access to finance of agricultural smallholders and SMEs. Ayani brings not only experience in agricultural finance research and assessment, but also hands-on experience with agricultural finance product development, project design and technical assistance. Ayani is adept at creating financial sector and value chain linkages that enable critical farm and SME business investments to enhance local competitiveness.
Ayani brings solid experience in agricultural finance, including:
Value chain research, scoping and assessment
Strategy development for women’s inclusion in agricultural value chains
Agricultural investment vehicle feasibility analysis, design and management
Agricultural finance product development and risk management
Agricultural value chain project design
Capacity building and training for smallholders and other value chain actors
Agricultural credit line management
Use of digital technology to reach smallholder and other rural populations
Forging relationships and productive partnerships between beneficiaries, NGOs, private banks, government stakeholders and donors
Integrating agricultural players, such as input suppliers, off-takers and processors, into the finance contract
Monitoring and evaluation of agricultural finance and related development impact projects
Ayani’s longstanding expertise and network in financial inclusion, combined with regional consultants that bring deep knowledge of local agricultural and agri-SME markets, provide a valuable complement to market development, linkages and business incubation services.