Why Farms are Hard to Finance |

Why Farms are Hard to Finance |

Over the long-haul people that buy farms can expect them to return between ten and eleven percent on their investment. Still, that probably will take a couple of decades. Farmers live poor and die rich. Most in agriculture have heard this old adage and understand it. It rings true because, as University of Illinois Extension […]

Ghana’s rice farmers need finance for new technologies, but banks don’t trust them

Ghana's rice farmers need finance for new technologies, but banks don't trust them

New farming technologies have the potential to improve livelihoods and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Better seed varieties, soil fertility practices and pest management can all increase productivity. A United Nations Development Programme report says growth in the region’s agriculture is more effective than other economic sectors when it comes to ending hunger and reducing […]

Towards sustainable finance: the global and local imperatives

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Following the global financial crisis of 2009, there has been growing recognition that the financial system must stay grounded and look beyond short-termism. It must be stable, resilient and sustainable in the long run. It must also enable a country’s transition to a low-carbon green economy in the face of increasingly erratic climate change, which […]

Bangladesh sees encouraging rise of green finance

Sustainable financing has gained popularity in recent years as both banks and enterprises in Bangladesh have become increasingly keen to embrace the business model that protects the environment from pollution.  In addition, Bangladesh Bank has taken several initiatives in order to expand the use of sustainable financing. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]

Getting finance onside for climate

The world has finally awoken to the existential imperative of securing a rapid transition to a green economy. Finance will play a pivotal role in that process. But while financial institutions have made a big show of doing their part—issuing green bonds and installing green lightbulbs—far too many continue to provide capital to the fossil-fuel […]

Bangabandhu’s rural and agro-based development outlook and the ethical finance strategy

Bangabandhu's rural and agro-based development outlook and the ethical finance strategy

Shah Md Ahsan Habib | Published: August 14, 2021 21:44:21 | Updated: August 14, 2021 21:55:17 Bangabandhu’s development approach and the outlook on ethical finance in independent Bangladesh was embodied in the founding of the First Five Year Plan (1973-1978) of the country. In line with the need of the war-devastated and highly exploited inhabitants, […]

ADB, New Hope sign $20-million deal to finance agriculture projects – BusinessWorld

ADB, New Hope sign $20-million deal to finance agriculture projects - BusinessWorld

BW FILE PHOTO THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) and New Hope Singapore Private Ltd. (NHS) signed a $20-million loan agreement that will extend financing assistance to farmers in South and Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. In a statement Tuesday, the bank said will provide additional working capital and fund the operating expenses of NHS projects […]

Biden executive order promotes competition in agriculture and food is a good first step

Biden executive order promotes competition in agriculture and food is a good first step

Earlier this month, President Biden issued an executive order that takes significant action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, farmers and small businesses. The Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a statewide farm and rural membership organization representing the interests of independent family farms and rural […]

The seismic shift in global finance

The seismic shift in global finance

August 15, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of US President Nixon delinking the US dollar from gold. Instead of a crisis, the ensuing half century marked the pre-eminence of the US financial system to global dominance. In 2017, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin commissioned four major studies on the US financial system that reviewed its efficiency, […]