The Use of Financial Technology in the Agriculture Sector
McIntosh, Craig; Mansini, Caio Scuarcialupi | September 2018
The finance sector has a key role to play in allowing agriculture to contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. A rapidly evolving technological landscape is opening up new possibilities to target and price credit, to share risk, and to harness information technology to expand agricultural productivity. At the same time, many obstacles are not technological, so it is important to look for strategic places where policy and investment can help to improve outcomes for agricultural households. Our analysis first situates agricultural finance in the Asian context, and then discusses the role of financial technology (FinTech) in driving new products in credit and risk markets. We examine linkages to mobile money, financial literacy, national identification systems, and blockchain technology. The paper concludes with a discussion of policy takeaways for FinTech in agriculture to promote growth, enhance financial inclusion, and improve regional economic integration.
CitationMcIntosh, Craig; Mansini, Caio Scuarcialupi. 2018. The Use of Financial Technology in the Agriculture Sector. © Asian Development Bank Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/8867.
Agricultural And Rural Development
Commercial Finance Companies
Banking Finance And Investment
International Monetary Relations
International Financial Market
New agricultural enterprises
Rural land use
Insurance holding companies
International banks and banking
Agricultural information network
Agricultural landscape management
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