The Potential of Structured Finance to Foster Agricultural Lending in Developing Countries

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Three out of every four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas; 2.1 billion of them live on less than two U.S. dollars a day and 880 million on less than one dollar a day. Most of these people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.


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  1. 1.ConsultantFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.KfW Office WindhoekWindhoekGermany/ Namibia
  3. 3.KfW Office Addis AbebaAddis AbebaEthiopia

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