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Finance Plus: Value-Added Services, Technology and Food Security for Rural Farmers in India
As part of the Rural Agricultural Finance and Food Security (RAFFS) Practitioner Learning Program (PLP), the Kahzi Kadaimaidai Farmers Federation (KKFF) explored the connection between rural finance, value-added services and food security for group members in South India. Following the 2004 tsunami, KKFF designed a bundled package of services including agro-advisory services, risk mitigation/insurance and warehouse receipts financing tailored to meet the specific needs of rural farmers in Tamil Nadu state.
KKFF’s hypothesis was that by providing these value-added services along with financing options, farmers would be able to customize and expand upon traditional rural finance products to improve crop production, increase income and, as a result, improve household food security.
To document their study, KKFF created the short video below.