INAFI observed that the core savings and credits are not always suitable for the hardcore poor, people at the bottom of the society. Products are designed in such as way that they are more suited to moderately poor or not so poor people.
INAFI has engaged in product development, specifically for the hardcore poor so that food security is ensured.
The INAFI Food Security project involves the development of rural financial products through a new process and methodology known as ‘new frontiers’. Through the proposed products, the network expects that 10 of its member institutions in Africa (5), Asia (3), and Latin America (2) will enable,among other objectives, smallholder farmers to:
- Capitalize on increased opportunities to create/build sustainable livelihoods in their rural communities.
- Enable existing on completely new supply chains of farm inputs and linkages to markets re-established, strengthened and expanded.
- Create the opportunity and capacities of at least … farmers to explore, experiment with, and adapt new ideas related to market-led agricultural production, storage and processing increased.
- Facilitate access to economic activities in agriculture and off-far micro/small-scale enterprises for at least 1,000 socially marginalized youth, women and communities.