Agri-Fin Mobile was a six-year, multi-country programme that partnered with key, local private actors to derive business models that delivered bundled agriculture and financial services to smallholder farmers. These services were intended to leverage both existing and emerging digital technologies and mobile networks to attempt to maximize impact and scale. Mercy Corps, with funding from the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), was the connective tissue within the AgriFin Mobile ecosystem, using its local networks and experience in rural and agricultural development to link private sector partners and platforms to the population of smallholder farmers. Its long-term goal was to facilitate access to information and financing, and to enhance yields and eventually
This evaluation of the AgriFin Mobile programme was conducted specifically to examine the extent—nine months after the programme’s conclusion—to which Agri-Fin Mobile activities continue to affect and influence local private sector partners and, crucially, the extent to which they serve smallholder farmers and their operations.