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Smallholder farmers in Tanzania

It’s planting season in Mbeya, and the beginning of an intensive CGAP research project that will record in minute detail—down to the last few shillings–the cashflows of households here over the course of a year.

Smallholder farmers are by far the largest group of people living on less than $2 a day globally. Many things have been tried to help boost their incomes, and many have failed.

This video documents the beginning of a CGAP project in Tanzania that’s part of a wider research effort to track the financial diaries of farming families. Over the coming months the CGAP research team will be looking to gain insights to help develop financial products and services that make a difference in the lives of smallholder families.

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