This article examines the effect of a program providing grants for technical assistance to credit unions in Mexico on their
rates of interest and their coverage. The Huruma fund includes a technical assistance facility (TAF) that provides advisory
services and training related to agriculture, as well as helping improve entities the fund invests in, increasing its impact
on largely excluded rural populations. Through grants, the Huruma Fund helps close financing gaps for SMEs involved in
agriculture, creating jobs that indirectly benefit more than 7,500 families in Mexico. The Huruma Funds support will enable
MEGA to expand MEGAs portfolio in agriculture by 210 M euros by 2025.
Two workers in a farm business supported by MEGA Financial Institutions in Mexico. Information about farm owners, hired
farmworkers, and workers, self-employed and hired, who provide farm support services, as well as incomes to the farm owners
were reported. Most are hired wage-and-salary workers, hired directly by farmers, but some are employees of farm support
companies, including agricultural labor contractors, custom harvest providers, and farm management services providers.
Through IFAD-supported projects, such as SAIL, small-scale farmers have been placed in contact with these new land access
infrastructures and services, as well as learning climate-resilient agricultural techniques.
The IFAD-supported PARFA Initiative trains local farmers organizations on the use of hive-keeping and provides all the needed
equipment. For eight years, state and federal governments helped finance the program, paying technical consultants to conduct
measurements and provide fertilizer recommendations. In 2015, following a year when lower grain prices and unseasonably poor
weather squeezed profits, farmer associations withdrew financial support from the GreenSeeker program, and public funding
dried up, too. With support from IFADs rural poor stimulus fund, its banks undertook a digitization campaign, making its
services more effective and transparent.
Researchers said that 25% of seeds of food crops that are not held by small farmers are preserved at the gene banks. About 75
percent of the worlds plant genetic diversity has been lost since 1900, according to a U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
(FAO) report, as farmers switched from indigenous varieties to high-yielding, genetically uniform varieties. About 75 percent
of the worlds food is produced by just 12 plant species and five animal species, FAO has said. In Egypt, many lands newly
opened to farming lack the infrastructure, services, and institutions to make rural communities thrive.
He has watched farmers struggling to adjust to changing weather conditions over the last 37 years, when he was a researcher
with the Mexican agriculture ministry. The temporary agricultural worker program, the H-2A – commonly called H-2A visa –
provides a legal means to bring foreign-born workers into the U.S. for seasonal agricultural work on a temporary basis, for a