• Tripartite Financing Arrangements to provide loans to smallholders through farmer associations and aggregators

    Lenders seeking to directly finance smallholders face high transaction costs, risks, and asymmetric information. In this presentation from the AgriFinForum, Cententary, a bank operating in Uganda, details their use of tripartite financial arrangements to provide loans to smallholders through farmer associations and aggregators.

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Okike, Iheanacho

Iheanacho (Acho) Okike is the country program manager for Nigeria where he coordinates ILRI’s research activities. The main focus of his work has been intensification of crop-livestock systems, livestock marketing and, more recently, control of avian influenza.   Acho holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (1980) and a PhD in Agricultural Economics (2000).

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