Food Security and a Holistic Finance for Rural Markets

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Investments in agriculture, particularly in smallholder agriculture in developing countries, are regarded as critical for meeting the food demands of a growing world population. Improvements in agricultural finance, mainly in providing investment credit to farmers, are widely regarded as an important approach to stimulate production.


Food Security Food Waste Food Loss Road Infrastructure Food Supply Chain 
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  1. 1.KfW Entwicklungsbank Member of the Management CommitteeFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.KfW Office WindhoekWindhoekGermany/ Namibia

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