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Closing the digital divide: How mSTAR boosts the agricultural sector in Bangladesh

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In Bangladesh, FHI 360’s Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project supports the acceleration and adoption of mobile money and electronic payments such as DFS within the USAID Mission’s programs, with a specific emphasis on health, agriculture and gender. The mSTAR Project is capitalizing on the popularity of mobile financial services to strengthen the agricultural sector and improve farmers’ …

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White Paper: Digital Financial Service Product #1 by USAID

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In 2016, USAID’s Agricultural Extension Support Activity (AESA), implemented by Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) in partnership with CARE Bangladesh and mPower piloted a new initiative entitled ‘Smallholders’ Access to Microfinance through Bank: A-card’, with the goal to provide smallholder farmers with agricultural lending. AESA is partnering with Bank Asia Limited and local microfinance institutions Society Development Committee (SDC), Grameen Jano Unnayan Sangstha …