1. Introduction: Defining value chain finance
2. Understanding agricultural value chain finance
3. Value chain business models
4. Agricultural value chain finance instruments
6. Lessons learned and summary recommendations
Back Matter (References Index)
‘This book makes a useful contribution to the rapidly expanding literature on value chains by clarifying the myriad methods, some old, some new, used to finance actors in agricultural value chains.’ Richard L. Meyer, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University. ‘I recommend the publication to be read by all stakeholders in the agriculture sector.’ N. V. Ramana, former CEO, BASIX India, and Chairman, Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals ‘This is a “must read” for anyone interested in value chain finance. The authors have moved forward our understanding by presenting a conceptual framework, supported by an extensive use of case studies, which makes this book indispensible for those involved in financing as well as policy makers.’ Kenneth Shwedel, agricultural economist ‘An insightful and complete analysis of agricultural value chain financing. An essential reference for anyone interested in improving access to agricultural credit in developing countries.’ Mark D. Wenner, Inter-American Development Bank
Calvin Miller is Senior Officer, Agribusiness and Finance, with the FAO of the UN. He has extensive field experience with agricultural finance, value chain development and agribusiness development and is founder of the MicroVest Investment Fund.
Linda Jones, is an internationally recognized consultant in applying market systems approaches to inclusive economic development programmes that successfully leverage the contributions of women, smallholder farmers and other vulnerable groups. She works globally with multiple clients and donors, and is currently directing MEDA's work in investment-led development.