Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. The Big Picture: Global Trends Affecting Agricultural Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Doris Köhn, Michael Jainzik
      Pages 23-41 Open Access
  3. Institutional and Process Innovations in Serving Rural Clients

  4. Dealing with Risks in Agricultural Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Peter Hartig, Michael Jainzik, Klaus Pfeiffer
      Pages 167-197 Open Access
    3. Joachim Herbold
      Pages 199-217 Open Access
  5. Using Modern Technology for High-Quality Services in Rural Areas

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-295

About this book



This book reflects the current state of discussion about agricultural and rural finance in developing and transition countries. It provides insight into specific themes, such as commodity value chains, farm banking, risk management in agricultural banking, structured finance, crop insurance, mobile banking, and how to increase effectiveness in rural finance. Case studies illustrate various aspects of agricultural and rural finance in developing economies. The book is based on one of the yearly financial Sector Development Symposia held by the KfW Development Bank.


Agricultural Finance Developing Countries Microfinance Rural Development Rural Finance

Editors and affiliations

  • Doris Köhn
    • 1
  1. 1.Member of the Management CommiteeKfW Development BankFrankfurt am MainGermany

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