Strengthening African rural smallholders

End of programme brochure

July 202136 pages Burkina Faso Ethiopia Rwanda Senegal Africa: East, South & Central Africa: West & Northern Agriculture Financial services Download as PDF (4.8 MB) STARS programme profile
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The STARS programme ended in 2021. It focused on improving access to finance and markets for more than 200,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Burkina Faso.

This paper provides an overview of the programme's interventions, lessons learned, and impact in the four STARS countries, including:

  • an overview of results
  • programme highlights e.g. the development of an Agricultural Credit Assessment tool; using a gender-sensitive approach
  • individual success stories